Items Tagged with 'Michigan Farm Bureau'


Michigan puts export information in one place online

MDARD launches website to share global ag-related research with local growers.

March 16, 2018
Farmers now might find it easier to export their commodities to other countries. Read More

Comprehensive farm law changes on deck this week

Food safety rules cover soil, animals, worker training and bacteria testing.

January 19, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The clock is ticking. Read More

Street Talk: Local idea gets national exposure

Starting early.

January 19, 2018
Delegates from Michigan Farm Bureau were successful in their efforts to advance several Michigan policy recommendations during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Nashville, including revisions to AFBF dairy and farm program policy. Read More

Governor urges agricultural innovation

Snyder’s Michigan Farm Bureau speech marks successes, as well as areas for improvement.

December 4, 2015
Since taking office in 2010, Gov. Rick Snyder said he is happy with how the state has come together. Read More

Downtown hosts statewide farming conference

November 30, 2015
More than 1,500 farmers from around Michigan will gather in Grand Rapids this week for a three-day conference. Read More

Law firm files motion to intervene in EPA suit

November 4, 2015
A law firm has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the Michigan Farm Bureau, arguing that the new federal Clean Water Rule’s definition of “waters of the U.S.” is overly broad and will hurt farmers across the state. Read More

Agri-business initiatives must also address climate change

May 9, 2014
An unusually large number of announcements have recently targeted Michigan agriculture on the eve of approval of greater state budget expenditures, especially aimed at food safety concerns including invasive species on land and in water. Read More

Fruit growers happy with 2014 federal Farm Bill

Crop insurance is expanded but payments for growing corn will end.

February 7, 2014
Years from now, in the opinion of Ryan Findlay of the Michigan Farm Bureau, people will remember the 2014 federal farm bill as the legislation that “changed farm policy.” Read More

Fruit and veggie growers facing Obamacare confusion

Most types of farms in Michigan don’t hire enough workers to qualify.

January 3, 2014
When farmers don’t like what Washington is doing, such as enacting various forms of subsidies and implementing general farm policies, they can often ignore Washington. For certain types of farmers, however, that won’t work with the Affordable Care Act. Read More

Farmers drive growth engine amid labor shortage

December 6, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder told a large audience in Grand Rapids this week he supports immigration reform at the federal level — a very hot topic among farmers. Read More