Michigan State University and the new West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center will host an AgBioResearch and MSU Extension Field Day from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19.
The field day will allow the West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center to showcase its new facilities, ongoing research projects related to tree fruit, and future planting and research plans.
AFBF and the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) announced they’ve entered into an agreement with the goal of increasing minority involvement in agriculture.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed Monday is expected to strengthen membership value for both organizations through collaboration on projects, including written content for each organization’s publications, providing leadership training and expertise, and cross promoting programs and events.
American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President for Public Affairs Sam Kieffer commented today on confusion surrounding a proposed methane tax.
“To clear up any confusion, I want to make clear that the current language of the reconciliation bill does not impose a methane tax on agriculture.
The Michigan legislature increased the state’s agriculture budget by more than 50 percent in general funding which Michigan Farm Bureau says solidifies the importance of the sector brought forth during the pandemic.
Michigan’s hemp industry could get up to $100 million in federal funds to help it compete globally under a proposal pushed by a nationwide growers association.
“We have people taking information about what’s supposed to happen with the family farm to the grave – or the family ranch – and we have to really think how we share information across generations so the next generation knows what the wishes are,” Vyhnalek says.
Michigan State University Extension will offer the Beginning Grazing School online with an in-person component this year. The eight-week course is designed for beginning farmers and livestock owners who graze dairy, beef, and small ruminant animals and want the latest animal and forage research on grazing management.
Officials said the grants are meant to defray some of the costs workers bore as many of them bought their own protective equipment or took unpaid leave as the virus tore through their industries even as they were required to keep showing up for work.
Net returns to land from 1996 to 2021 from a landowner perspective were computed for a case farm in west central Indiana. The case farm had 3,000 crop acres and utilized a corn/soybean rotation. The farm also participated in the ARC-CO program and purchased 80% revenue protection coverage. The three leasing arrangements compared in this article are briefly discussed.
For many investors, farmland was not on the radar as an investable asset class until earlier this year, when it was revealed that the largest owners of US farmland were none other than Bill and Melinda Gates.