Follow these suggestions to reduce variable cash expenses for wheat production and add value to the enterprise or rotation.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday applauded President Trump’s proclamation making Sept. 15-21, 2019 National Farm Safety and Health Week. The theme for this year’s National Farm Safety & Health Week is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear” as a reminder that it is everyone’s responsibility to prioritize safety on the farm and the rural roadways of America.
The Board of Directors for the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) presented delegates with proposed revisions to the organization’s bylaws to further support MMPA’s mission and vision at a special meeting of MMPA delegates in late-August.
Latest medium-range forecast guidance suggests the gradual development of southwesterly flow aloft across the Great Lakes region by the latter half of September, should ultimately lead to a return of above-normal temperatures. The longer lead outlook for September through November period still calls for above-normal mean temperatures. Precipitation totals are forecast to increase back to normal to above normal levels for both forecast periods.
Farm tractor accidents are the major cause of farm work-related deaths.
A weekend spent on one of the Great Lakes is undeniably relaxing. New research confirms that living near one is good for your mental health. But the opposite could be true of small, inland lakes.
U.S. sales of self-propelled combines and 4-wheel-drive tractors were up significantly for the month of August, compared to 2018 figures, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made it official on Thursday. The ill-conceived 2015 Water of the United States (WOTUS) rule that threatened to grossly expand the scope and reach of regulatory jurisdiction over “navigable waters” was formally repealed. Calling it a victory for clean water and clear rules, Michigan Farm Bureau President (MFB) Carl Bednarksi credited MFB members for their relentless persistence in voicing strong opposition to the 2015 WOTUS regulations for nearly five years.
Mounting medical bills are creating a financial burden for one West Michigan fruit farmer. Now, a family friend has established a GoFundMe page to help alleviate some of those burdens — some of those costs. A third-generation farmer and owner of the Eau Claire-based Tree-Mendus Fruit Inc., Bill Teichman has been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a rare mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling.
Sales of standing forage require an estimate of market price and a method of determining yield — whether forage is sold by the bale, ton, or acre — as a starting point for negotiations between the buyer and seller. A source of information for Michigan hay price estimates is the “The Michigan Hay Listing Network" developed with the cooperation of the Michigan Forage Council, Michigan Farm Bureau, and Michigan State University Extension.