Meeting in the sanctuary of the Christian Reformed Church of North America’s headquarters, a coalition of Michigan fruit and vegetable growers said their crops are rotting in the fields because U.S. immigration policy lacks a workable system for migrant workers.
Hall of Fame basketball star Earvin (Magic) Johnson, along with a team of developers, may get permission Wednesday afternoon to buy the idle 157-acre Michigan State Fairgrounds site in Detroit for a development that includes a movie theater and big-box retail.
Michigan Agri-Business Association President Jim Byrum says that Muskegon is a perfect location for a river barge terminal, connecting Michigan farm communities to Gulf Coast export opportunities through Chicago and the Mississippi River barge system.
State-issued penalties levied against agriculture-based businesses caught using faulty measuring equipment are, at times, less than the amount of money the company made off the inaccurate measurements, according to an Auditor General report today.
Michigan's migrant and seasonal farmworker population has grown in the last several years, according to a new report.
For northern Michigan fruit grower Pat McGuire, the most potent symbol of the immigration debate isn’t grainy television footage showing people slipping furtively across the U.S.-Mexican border.
With rising food prices and an increased interest in organic food sources, more people are wanting to raise chickens — and sometimes facing pushback from their communities.
State law bans animals, with the exception of service animals, from restaurants, but that could change this year under legislation in the state House.
The state Agriculture Department did not perform timely inspections of Michigan food and dairy facilities between 2009 and 2012, according to an audit released today.
The state's invasive species order regarding swine is being challenged by a Native American woman who says she has the right to farm whatever species of pigs she pleases under an 1842 treaty.