Improving communication between farmers and the public was the theme of this years Great Lakes Crop Summit.
Wheat, soybean, and corn farmers and industry suppliers met in Mount Pleasant this week for the event.
Officials say one cow at a Huron county farm tested positive for bovine TB during a routine inspection.
Michigan is on track to produce roughly 100 million pounds of blueberries this year. That’s a 20 million pound increase from last year.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder pledged new support to the state’s farm industry. Specifically, he pledged to promote increased immigration opportunities for farm workers. Continue reading
Local farmers worry about the impact proposed new regulations will have on their ability to provide affordable produce to Michigan communities. Photo courtesy of Nic Welty.
In light of the rise in food-borne illness outbreaks, the Food and Drug Administration has proposed new regulations for produce farms and food processors, and Michigan’s local farmers fear the changes could unfairly burden their operations and reduce options for consumers.