Michigan: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Freeze Jan 16, 2020

🕔Jan 16, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clare, Gladwin, and Midland counties who suffered losses caused by ice, freeze, and thawing that […]

Michigan: Farm Bill Programs – Don’t Make the Wrong Decision Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
Many Michigan farmers have chosen to forego 2018 Farm Bill meetings across the state, erroneously thinking that what has worked for them in the 2014 Farm Bill, will work again […]

Michigan: Wheat on Wheat – 7 Considerations Before Planting Jan 10, 2020

🕔Jan 10, 2020
Generally, planting crops in monoculture is not recommended. There are many benefits to crop rotation including improved nutrient cycling, soil tilth, weed control, disease suppression and increased yield potential. This […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule – Lawsuit Challenges 1986 Reversion – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Fourteen states, the city of New York and the District of Columbia have asked a federal court to vacate the latest EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers action on […]

Michigan: 22 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Freeze, Flooding Dec 19, 2019

🕔Dec 19, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 22 Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Michigan Soybeans: On-Farm Research Report Now Available Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
The 2019 Michigan Soybean On-farm Research Report is now available online. The report will be mailed to 11,000 Michigan soybean producers in early January, but the online version is the […]

Michigan Corn: Can You Leave Crops in the Field Til Spring to Dry? Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019
What is the potential for corn to dry in the field over the winter months? In all honesty, not particularly good on a per day basis during the December through […]

Michigan Soybeans: Recommendations for a Late Harvest Nov 7, 2019

🕔Nov 7, 2019
According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, 43% of the Michigan soybean crop was still in the field as of Nov. 4, 2019. Given the calendar […]

Michigan Soybeans: Reducing Harvest Losses When Plants Short, Podded Low Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019
Due to the delayed planting and dry weather that occurred in July and August of 2019, the plants in many soybean fields are short and podded close to the ground. […]

Michigan: Fall Weed Control Reminders on Late, Prevent Plant Acres Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019
In general, 2019 was a difficult year for weed control with the large number of acres that were planted late or not at all leading to higher weed populations and […]

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