Items Tagged with 'Michigan Farm Bureau'


Legislation provides relief to farmers drowned out by rain

House Bill 4234 provides $15M to lending institutions for farm loan interest rate reductions.

June 28, 2019
Farmers may feel the trickle-down effect of a possible interest rate reduction. Read More

Gov. Whitmer emphasizes agriculture in state budget proposal

Double-Up Food Bucks, technology would be most notable investments.

March 29, 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unveiled her Fiscal Year 2020 executive budget recommendation earlier this month. Read More

New farm bill brings added protection

Whole Farm Revenue Protection allows farmers to buy insurance policy to cover whole farm, not individual crops.

January 11, 2019
After being engulfed in a trade war between the U.S., Mexico, Canada and China, farmers now have some positives to look forward to this year. Read More

Michigan farmers feel trade war fallout

Local grower says President Trump’s aid package will be too little, too late.

August 3, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Michigan farmers are enduring the effects of the trade war between China and the United States. Read More

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