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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

Taking Agriculture out of the Great Lakes Agricultural Fair

posted on June 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM

PONTIAC, Mich (AP) — A new agriculture-themed Labor Day weekend event planned for the Pontiac Silverdome is being changed to go on without animals or plants. Full Story

Michigan Farmers Warned of Stink Bugs

posted on February 4, 2011 at 2:02 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (AP) - Michigan agriculture officials are warning farmers to watch for the brown marmorated stink bug, a nasty invader from Asia that emits a foul stench when squashed and wreaks havoc on fruits and field crops. Full Story

Michigan Senator to Chair Agriculture Panel

posted on November 19, 2010 at 5:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michigan Sen Debbie Stabenow will become the next chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Full Story

Meatout Day' Angers State's Farmers

posted on March 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

LANSING (AP) — Some Michigan agriculture organizations have a beef with Michigan Gov Jennifer Granholm over her proclamation encouraging residents to not eat meat for a day. Full Story

Detroit Urban Agriculture

posted on October 8, 2004 at 8:10 PM

Detroit Urban Agriculture
Detroit has been hit hard by the riots of the late 1960s, massive layoffs in the city's factories and an increase in crime. Over time, families have left in droves, leaving over 40,000 vacant lots in their place. But today, something new is... Full Story

Farming Smack in the Middle of Detroit?

posted on September 3, 2004 at 8:09 PM

Farming Smack in the Middle of Detroit?
The Catherine Ferguson Academy is a Detroit public high school for pregnant and parenting teens. Paul Weertz, an agriscience teacher at the school, has developed a small farming program, complete with chickens, bees, rabbits, goats and horses.... Full Story
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