Michigan will have a state fair again this year, with a new name that integrates its new sponsor — the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair.
Farmers markets have grown from seasonal, Saturday morning events to a potent economic force that is changing the food-shopping habits of millions of consumers. And Michigan is at the forefront of this trend, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
A department rule change to the Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices (GAAMPs) negatively affecting backyard chicken farmers could end in a lawsuit, chicken activists warned today.
The feral swine issue has been running around the Legislature this session. It looks like the pigs, themselves, have running around the Michigan's landscape in greater numbers, too.
Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has requested federal disaster assistance for farmers across Michigan who are facing substantial crop losses because of extreme weather conditions.
Gov. Rick Snyder's 2013 budget -- now being finalized by the Legislature -- includes an extra $400,000 to increase the number of migrant farm inspectors by three, bringing the total to eight.
The loss of 80 percent of its tart cherry crop is rippling through Michigan's food processing industry, shrinking supplies, raising prices and causing some fruit companies to go outside the state to get the fruit they need.
Peaches, 95 percent lost. Apples and tart cherries, 90 percent gone. Statewide, they’re the worst since 1945, said Michigan State University Extension educator Mark Longstroth. “There is very little tree fruit left,” he said.
Enforcement by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to ensure no game preserves or farms in the state possess invasive feral swine has been met with heavy criticism from those inspected.
They're huge, they're invasive, they reproduce quickly, they eat everything in sight and now, they're illegal.
Sound like Asian carp?