President Barack Obama will visit Michigan State University today to sign the $956 billion farm bill and highlight agriculture’s importance to the economy after it received Senate approval Tuesday, the White House confirmed.
Michigan farmers who employ migrant workers say too many of them aren't able to get a Michigan driver's license, forcing them to drive without a license or insurance.
Michigan has required that all laying hens be cage-free by 2020. With half of their flock already living in cage-free quarters, Herbruck is hoping to move that deadline back to 2025. Most of their customers, including Costco, Meijer Inc. and Kroger, have set a cage-free goal of 2025.
In the waning days of prohibition, Congress legalized 3.2 beer, opening up a new market for Michigan farmers.
The latest rendition of a law aiming to keep pets out of animal abusers’ hands is making its way through the Michigan Legislature again.
The package requires nonprofit animal shelters to run a criminal background check on anyone attempting to adopt an animal.
The debate over Great Lakes fish farming is picking up speed in Lansing, where two hearings are scheduled this week on competing Republican bills that would either expand or outright ban commercial net-pen aquaculture in Michigan waters.
State agriculture officials have lifted the ban on poultry and waterfowl shows they imposed last summer to help prevent the spread of avian flu.
State officials are urging Michigan's poultry owners to watch for signs of bird flu during the fall migration season.
Migrating birds carry diseases that could spread to poultry operations if the wild birds mingle with domestic ones.
Michigan's ban on Russian boars and similar pig breeds is constitutional, the state appeals court said Wednesday, overturning an order that had prevented officials from taking action against animal owners in the Upper Peninsula.
Michigan residents lost their "right to farm" this week thanks to a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development.