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.
posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM
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.
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.
posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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.
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.
posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM
The report largely blames the algae's resurgence on manure and chemical fertilizer from farms.
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.
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.
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.
posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:57 PM
A reduction in the corn supply has pushed prices higher.
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
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.
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.
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.