Michigan: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series Begins Jan. 16

🕔Dec 3, 2018People who are exploring new farm businesses will benefit from participating in the Michigan State University Extension 2019 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. New and expanding farm businesses provide jobs, income, increased economic […]

Michigan: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Excessive Rain

🕔Nov 29, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Allegan and Ottawa counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rain that occurred from May […]

Yield Decline Projected for 6 Major Crops – National Climate Assessment – DTN

🕔Nov 27, 2018Farmers in some regions of the country could see higher short-term productivity because of a warming climate, but crops and livestock face greater risks if more steps aren’t taken to […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Is Impacting Yields, Causing Stalk Lodging

🕔Nov 7, 2018Tar spot, a fungal leaf disease of corn, was first reported in the U.S. in 2015 and in southwest Michigan’s Allegan County in 2016. As fields have been opened up […]

Michigan: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas

🕔Nov 5, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three counties in Michigan as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac counties who suffered losses due to excessive snow and freeze […]

Michigan Soybeans: Drying and Storing Wet Beans

🕔Nov 2, 2018Due to the cool and wet conditions, soybeans harvested at this time of the year will need to be dried on the farm or at the elevator. Some elevators will accept […]

Michigan Soybeans: Recommendations for a Late Harvest

🕔Nov 2, 2018According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, 35 percent of the Michigan soybean crop was still in the field as of Oct. 28, 2018. Given […]

Michigan: Cover Crop Field Day, Hickory Corners, Nov. 1

🕔Oct 26, 2018While many farmers know of the benefits of cover crops, it’s not always easy to know how to incorporate cover crops into their operations. Challenges include determining what species to […]

Wheat Planting: Slow Going – 5 Steps to Minimize Yield Losses

🕔Oct 24, 2018The wet weather stalling harvest in many parts of the country is affecting more than just the 2018 corn and soybean crop. It is also chipping away at the 2019 […]

Michigan Wheat: Late Planting Suggestions

🕔Oct 18, 2018The weather this fall 2018 has not been favorable for seeding all of Michigan’s winter wheat acreage. The harvest of preceding crops such as soybeans and dry beans has been […]

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