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Michigan ag interests reach national stage in 2023 Farm Bill
Michigan farmers and agriculture experts say the state is poised to play a key role in the upcoming national Farm Bill, influencing both the political process as well as provisions involving climate change and insurance programs.
Training program launches second year of boosting agribiz leadership pipeline
Astatewide training program has launched its second cohort to build on efforts of bolstering Michigan’s pipeline of agribusiness leaders.
People in the News: Aug. 15, 2022
People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.
GreenStone Farm Credit Services announces grants for young, beginner and small farmers
For the fourth year, one of Michigan’s largest agriculture lenders is committing grant dollars to fund educational opportunities for the industry’s next generation.
Agriculture relief grants come at ‘critical time’ for farms, food processors
Dozens of Michigan farms and food processors have been awarded $15 million in COVID-19 relief grants to create safer work conditions for employees and protect the food industry as a whole, state officials announced Wednesday.
MEDC to deploy $115 million in grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. plans to launch new grant funds next week totaling $115 million to provide financial assistance to small businesses, farms and agricultural processors recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Too Many Negatives’: Michigan farmers continue to feel weight of financial blows
West Michigan’s farmers will be wading through the confluence of negatives brought on last year ranging from extreme weather, volatile commodity prices and trade wars well into 2020.
Food Biz Outlook: Embattled ag industry hopes trade stabilizes in 2020
News that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement appears to be headed toward ratification comes as a positive for farmers across the country and especially in Michigan.
Farmland prices show stability, despite economic concerns
Agricultural land values have remained relatively stable throughout most regions in Michigan, even though many farmers continue to face serious headwinds.
Tariffs could threaten Michigan’s $2.7 billion ag exports, industry experts warn
Michigan’s farmers and food processors are closely watching how talks of trade wars and retaliatory tariffs could affect the nearly $2.7 billion in exports they send to other countries.
Highly leveraged farmers could face distress amid volatility in ag industry, pricing
Farmers’ increasing use of credit to finance operations has left some operators financially exposed during a volatile period for the industry.
Legislation hopes to bolster urban farming, but challenges remain
When urban farming entered the mainstream thinking of community and economic developers, many prospective farmers envisioned a quick payday selling their products to high-end restaurants and other retailers.
GreenStone looks to seed next-gen agribusiness innovation
Michigan’s largest agricultural lender views a $25,000 sponsorship and in-kind support pledged to Ottawa County’s Great Lakes Ag-Tech Incubator as a key part of its business.