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Experts urge cautious approach on Great Lakes fish farming

posted on October 30, 2015 at 11:16 AM

If Michigan allows commercial fish farming in the Great Lakes, the industry should begin on a small and experimental scale to enable careful monitoring of the effect on the environment and wild fish populations, scientists said in a report to state... Full Story

Senators Want Ban on Vessel Shipments of Oil on Great Lakes

posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Michigan's U.S. senators are calling for a ban on shipments of crude oil by vessels on the Great Lakes. Full Story

Some Gray Wolves to be Returned to Endangered List

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states. Full Story

Cold Snap Hits as Harvest Nears Completion

posted on November 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Much of the nation faced a rude awakening from relatively balmy fall weather as temperatures plummeted this week across the nation’s midsection, and a blanket of snow covered large portions of the northern plains. Full Story

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory
California likes to claim it has happy cows, but Colorado’s ladies set the per-animal pace in milk production recently, handily breaking the 2,000 pound mark. Full Story

Scientists plan study of Michigan's exotic swine

posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Scientists plan to trap up to 18 feral swine and fit them with radio collars in a five-year project to learn more about the unwanted critters' movements and habits in rural Michigan. Full Story

Seed Company Sued by Migrant Workers in Michigan

posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Bovine TB Found In Steer In Huron County Feed Lot

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:15 PM

The state Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Tuesday that lab tests on samples from a two-year-old Holstein steer from a Huron County feed lot had the illness. Full Story

USDA Spending $3M To Feed Honeybees In Midwest

posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Dairy farmers and ranchers in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas can qualify for about $3 million to reseed pastures with alfalfa, clover and other plants appealing to both bees and livestock. Full Story

Plan Seeks Phosphorus Cuts To Stop Lake Erie Algae

posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM

The report largely blames the algae's resurgence on manure and chemical fertilizer from farms. Full Story

Utility Linemen Brave Cold, Ice To Restore Power

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

The storm has been blamed for 17 deaths in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. Five people apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning tied to using generators. Full Story

The cost of turkey and trimmings? Mostly unchanged

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Here's another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year. Full Story

Michigan growers trying to get apples to doze off

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM

This year's Michigan apple crop is expected to be 10 times as plentiful as last year's puny output. Full Story

Ethanol Leaders: Drought's High Corn Prices Not A Problem

posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:57 PM

A reduction in the corn supply has pushed prices higher. Full Story

Warm Weather a Headache for Michigan Asparagus Farms

posted on March 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM

WALKERVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Asparagus is rising from the ground because of Michigan's extraordinarily warm weather, a condition that could eventually ruin the crop due to a lack of labor and inevitable frost.      Asparagus... Full Story
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