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Cost share funds for organic certification available BY ROB SIRRINE MSU Extension MARATHON TWP. — If you are a certified organic farmer or interested in going through the certification process, good news is in store. The United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that nearly $12 mill
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Where do hired farm workers get the highest pay for the job? BY ALISON RICE Contributing Writer ARCADIA TWP. — The markets may be down, but wages are up slightly for hired farm workers.Farmers paid their hired workers an average of $12.27 per hour in April, an increase of 2 percent from the previous year, acc
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Bumper wheat crop possible this year LAPEER COUNTY — Managing high yields is among the sunnier sounding topics on tap for the wheat field day MSU Extension hosted Tuesday near Mt. Pleasant. And given the outlook for Michigan’s 2015 wheat crop, it’s as timely a topic as it i
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Deere raises profit forecast as construction recovers MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Co. forecast better-than-expected profit for fiscal year 2015 as demand for its construction equipment mitigated the impact of declining sales of its signature green agricultural machinery.read more
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MDARD eradicates Hemlock Wolly Adelgid from three counties LANSING — Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams recently announced that Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) has been eradicated from three counties across the state — two sites in nearby Macomb County, two si
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Google makes $15 million ag tech investment BY BEN POTTER Contributing Writer LAPEER — Once upon a time, Silicon Valley and agriculture would have made strange bedfellows, but it’s increasingly the norm to turn to these digital dukes as farmers absorb more and more high-tech tools into
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Safe graduation party food BY MICHELLE JARVIE MSU Extension LAPEER TWP. — It is once again that time of year when we congratulate the graduates of Lapeer County on their academic accomplishments. While it is a time for great celebration, don’t forget about food safety w
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Strawberries BY LISA TREIBER MSU Extension NORTH BRANCH TWP. — A few more weeks of warm weather and Michigan strawberries will be ripening, ready for everyone to enjoy. If conditions are favorable, strawberries are available between June and July. Varieties that
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House panel approves Rep. Lauwers resolution for GMO food labeling LANSING — The House Committee on Agriculture on May 20 approved House Resolution 89, introduced by state Rep. Dan Lauwers, urging Congress to adopt a national label program for genetically modified food.read more
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State House OKs expanded MAEAP funding LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives last week endorsed a measure aimed at expanding the funding mechanism for the trailblazing environmental protection program developed to help minimize the potential for pollution from farms.read more
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