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Items Tagged with 'Michigan Farm Bureau'
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
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
Most types of farms in Michigan don’t hire enough workers to qualify.
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
LANSING — The state might get a yogurt plant that exclusively uses milk, fruit and sugar grown or produced in Michigan, but government officials and commodity groups are secretive about details. Read More
Michigan agriculture has a lot at stake in the immigration laws being debated in Congress right now, more so than most farm states, according to Michigan Farm Bureau, the state’s largest farming organization. Read More
A strategy to “rein in” the EPA, transportation infrastructure and land-use policies regarding urban agriculture are among the governmental issues on the agenda at the Michigan Farm Bureau state meeting underway in Grand Rapids. Read More
Grand Haven firm will focus on groundwater project.
LANSING — Managing bees and saving cucumbers from disease are just two of the topics being studied in recent specialty crop grants. Read More