The US Department of Agriculture is reminding producers and ranchers that changes under the 2014 Farm Bill require compliance to be eligible for premium federal support.
Blueberries are ripe for the picking in the Upper Peninsula.
Solar and wind power often get attention, but another alternative power source has officials looking in the woods.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a program to improve diversity in biomass crops. The feds want to encourage things like poplar trees or certain types of grasses; Crops other than corn or soybeans which are already commonly used by power plants to create clean energy. Read more
On August 16, a Mescota county farm will welcome guests in for a free breakfast, and show people how modern agriculture works.
Michigan State University launched these “Breakfast on the Farm” events five years ago. It’s an effort to educate people who don’t live on farms about agriculture. Read more
One Michigan project aims to connect seniors to fresh products at local farmers markets.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has been awarded federal grant money to build a new farmers market pavilion.
One Mid Michigan food Cooperative is pushing for a change in state rules on the sale of farm foods. This, after they were forced to dump more than 200 gallons of milk and 12-hundred eggs.
Earlier this month a truck from “My Family Co-Op” was stopped in Arenac County, and inspected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The inspection resulted in dairy, meat, eggs and honey being seized under state agriculture regulations. Read more
Michigan’s sweet cherry crop is underway and growers are expecting 2014 to be a good year.
The Chippewa Nature Center in Midland is planning to replace an existing old barn with a 19th century styled barn. Read more
According to the USDAs acreage report released June 30th, Michigan is growing more “cash crops.”