Items Tagged with 'U.S. Department of Agriculture'


Corn, soybean farmers struggle with production, marketing

China’s losing half of its pig population to flu is another hit to the market.

January 3, 2020
Trade turbulence, wet weather and sick pigs have Michigan corn and soybean farmers struggling to raise a profit. Read More

Michigan feels brunt of tariffs

Taxpayers have paid $1.6 billion so far in additional tariffs that were placed on imported products.

November 8, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Michigan taxpayers are feeling the impact of tariffs. Read More

Experts say businesses, farmers hurt by China trade wars

Auto parts makers are more susceptible to supply chain disruptions.

The trade war between the world’s two largest economies has lasted for nearly one year and already has affected U.S industries and consumers, especially buyers and sellers of two items important in Michigan — soybeans and auto parts. Read More

Millennials pine for real Christmas trees, growers say

Buying local, less environmental impact and hands-on adventure contribute to allure for younger generations.

December 21, 2018
Michigan produces the third-most Christmas trees in the nation and no state grows more varieties, according to tree experts. Read More

MSU research project to save bees is underway

Bee-killing pesticides are seen as a significant threat to crops.

August 14, 2015
LANSING— Bees are declining in the northeastern United States and southern Canada, according to a recent study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read More

Money for everything from farms to factories — and libraries

USDA Rural Development loans help growers with a variety of programs.

August 15, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is an important source of capital and assistance in finding capital for many rural Michiganders, ranging from local government officials to farmers, factory owners and others in small business. Read More