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Dairy Farmers Donate Milk and Cheese to Michigan Food Banks

The Mideast area of DFA Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has donated over 50,000 gallons of milk and 25,000 pounds of cheddar cheese to...

Michigan Dairy Farmers Deliver Coolers to Food Pantries

Eighteen local food banks across Michigan have been awarded milk refrigeration units as part of a United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) pilot grant...

Executive Order Grants Temporary Extension of Driver’s Licenses, Vehicle Registrations

Under a new Executive Order (EO – 2020-47) signed on April 13 and effective immediately, Michigan’s Secretary of State will be allowed to grant...

EGLE Updates New Livestock Operation Permit

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) released a revised general permit last week for roughly 260 Michigan livestock producers. The...

State Department Interview Waivers for H-2 Visas is Good News for...

The U.S. State Department has authorized officers to expand the categories of H-2 visa applicants eligible to waive an in-person interview. Secretary Mike Pompeo, in...

Consumer Response to COVID-19 Drives Grocery Demand, Prices

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order closing restaurants to on-premise consumption as a COVID-19 risk mitigation effort, means 51% of the meals normally consumed outside...

February Ag Economy Barometer Hits New All-Time High

By James Mintert and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture The Ag Economy Barometer rose slightly compared to a month earlier, with a reading of...

February Supply and Demand Report Raises World Soybean Stocks

WHEAT: The outlook for 2019/20 U.S. wheat is for stable supplies, increased exports, and decreased ending stocks. The only supply or use category that...

Dealing with Farm Stress and Removing the Stigma

By Mitch Galloway Michigan Farm News Completion of the 2018 harvest left Matt Schwab depressed, deflated and irritated. Depressed, because the farm wasn’t making money. Deflated, because...

Harvest Forecast: Dry Window For Most Of The Week

We have a bit of a dry window here in the short haul part of our harvest forecast. We should be dry all weekend...

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