Radio News from the Agricultural Leaders of Michigan
It’s gotten increasingly expensive to ship grain out of Michigan by rail, creating logistical headaches for farmers and businesses throughout the agriculture sector.
Michigan celebrates World Dairy Day and Dairy Month (06.02)
Jolene Griffin with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan discusses this week's World Dairy Dairy and the monthlong recognition of Michigan's dairy industry during Dairy Month.
With farm equipment hard at work, be safe on Michigan's roads and highways (06.02)
With farm equipment moving throughout Michigan to wrap up planting, Jim Zook, executive director of the Michigan Corn Growers Association shares some safety tips.
The recent stretch of cold, wet weather has delayed soybean planting, but soybeans aren’t in trouble yet. Mark Seamon, research coordinator with the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, compares the latest numbers to previous years.
Michigan Agri-Business Association vice president Tim Boring says in areas like the Western Lake Erie Basin, the heavy rainfall events that put Michigan well above average in terms of year-to-date precipitation also reduced the potential for nutrient losses because fertilizer has not yet been applied.
The Michigan Pork Producers Association is focused on expanding the nation’s livestock vaccination bank to protect the pork and cattle industries in Michigan and beyond.
Jim Zook, executive director of the Michigan Corn Grower Association, talks about the importance of crop insurance and trade, two top priorities heading into the 2018 Farm Bill process.
Highly variable weather has challenged many producers throughout the region during the past two weeks. Jim Byrum and Tim Boring of the Michigan Agri-Business Association discuss the latest.
During a recent meeting with agricultural leaders at the Michigan Agri-Business Association's Lansing ag breakfast, U.S. Senator Gary Peters discussed the need to expand high-speed broadband Internet access in rural areas.
U.S. Senator Gary Peters discusses new legislation, introduced alongside Sen. Cory Gardner, to expand telehealth services in rural America.
The Michigan Milk Producers Association used its one-hundred-and-first annual meeting to discuss, among other things, turbulent milk prices. MMPA president Ken Nobis talks about challenges facing dairy farmers – as well as some bright spots in the dairy industry.
Paul Anderson, executive vice president and Chief Credit Officer of GreenStone Farm Credit Services, talks about how farmers in Michigan are better prepared to weather a downturn in prices this time around.