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Displaying items tagged: Michigan Agribusiness Association

Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:03

People in the news: March 14, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for March 14, 2022

Published in Talent
Sunday, 01 March 2020 18:40

Feds to investigate USDA aid to farmers after Senate finds ‘deep inequities’

Following a request from Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the U.S. Government Accountability Office will investigate the integrity of the U.S. Department of Agriculture aid to farmers affected by the U.S. trade war with China. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Friday, 29 November 2019 10:22

Report highlights disparity between food prices, farmers’ bottom lines

For every dollar that Americans spent on yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner meals, growers and ranchers received just 12.1 cents — even less than their average slice of the pie throughout the year.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

Whitmer policy allows commercial solar projects on farmland preservation property

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer this month reversed a policy from the Snyder administration that blocked commercial solar energy projects on property enrolled in the state’s farmland preservation program.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 06 January 2019 21:15

‘HUGE WIN’: What the 2018 Farm Bill means for Michigan’s ag industry

Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill provides much-needed certainty and support — and not just for Michigan farmers. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, is a multi-faceted piece of legislation that affects Michigan’s farmers and farm workers, equipment manufacturers, food processing businesses, retailers, and many other people across the state.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

Prevailing wage, online gambling among Legislature’s finished, unfinished business

June was a busy month for the Michigan Legislature.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:26

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.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:21

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.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 24 December 2017 18:23

Agribusiness adapts to ‘new reality’ as some sectors continue to struggle

As president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association, Jim Byrum worries about trade, weather and talent — concerns shared by the farmers and food processors he talks to on a daily basis. Still, he remains optimistic for the sector’s growth next year.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:56

Ending NAFTA would hurt West Michigan farmers, experts say

GRAND RAPIDS — The potential reversal of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could jeopardize West Michigan farmers and food processors.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 01 October 2017 17:13

Boersen Farms’ impending bankruptcy could shake West Michigan’s ag industry

ZEELAND — When a lawsuit surfaced showing one of West Michigan’s largest corporate farmers was facing insolvency, the news sent shockwaves through the state’s agricultural industry.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 01 October 2017 17:10

More livestock production drives expansion for West Michigan feed mill

WHITE CLOUD — A statewide rush to increase livestock production has proved to be a boon for one West Michigan producer of animal feed.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 01 October 2017 17:04

While commodity prices hamper farmers, food processors expand in Michigan

As farmers across the state struggle to turn a profit in an era of depressed commodity prices, one aspect of agribusiness — food processing — continues to grow in West Michigan.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:15

Michigan Dept. of Ag to spur investment with $4.7M in new incentives

West Michigan-based agribusinesses and food and beverage companies will soon have a new source of capital to fund expansion projects.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 28 May 2017 15:51

Reinvigorating an industry: Company pushes to restart potash production in Michigan

In 2013, the discovery of a large deposit of high-quality potash in Michigan touched off a wave of public attention.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 30 October 2016 15:55

Commerce derailed: Fight over 3.3 miles of railroad track hampers business in West Michigan

When Brink Farms Inc. began construction on a rail yard off Turner Avenue in northwest Grand Rapids in 2014, the Hamilton-based bulk transportation firm hoped to alleviate capacity constraints and better serve customers shipping cargo south through the city. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 October 2016 14:10

As Bayer-Monsanto deal materializes, West Michigan farmers brace for consolidation

major player in Big Agriculture is poised to expand its influence in the industry.

Published in Food/Agribusiness