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  1. Ag Calendar

    21: Farm Bill Information Meeting, 1-5 p.m., Mayfield Twp. Hall, 1900 N. Saginaw Rd., Lapeer, MI, 810-667-0341.

    • Jan. 21, 2015
  2. Senator Meekhof named Champion of Agriculture at MABA conference

    LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) presented Michigan Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof with its "Champion of Agriculture" award for his attention to critical issues facing Michigan's agriculture sector on Jan. 14.

    • Jan. 21, 2015
  3. Update from the Michigan wheat office

    With the holidays behind, it's once again winter meeting season. The Michigan Wheat Program is co-sponsoring or attending several winter meetings. If you are not going to be at one of these meetings and would like to get a group together for a wheat update or if you would like a wheat update as part of your meeting agenda, contact us at info@miwheat.org. We can schedule either a board member or our executive director, Jody Pollok-Newsom to attend.

    • Jan. 21, 2015
  4. GreenStone welcomes LaRue to Hillsdale branch

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Dan LaRue has joined GreenStone Farm Credit Services' Hillsdale branch and will work as the location's newest financial services officer.

    • Jan. 21, 2015
  5. USDA announces funding for Saginaw Bay RCPP proposal

    LANSING, MI -- On Jan. 14, leaders from The Nature Conservancy and Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) hailed an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that the Saginaw Bay Watershed Conservation Partnership was selected to receive $10 million in funding under the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), which was created under the 2014 Farm Bill.

    • Jan. 21, 2015
  6. Farm Bureau Fest features safety training, informational sessions

    MARION, OH -- Farm-to-table cooking demonstrations, safety training, information about oil and gas leasing and Columbus Zoo animals are all part of Farm Bureau Fest being held Jan. 24 in Marion.

    • Jan. 21, 2015
  7. The Michigan Sheep Breeders Association awarded $1,000 scholarships to four recipients at the annual symposium held earlier this month in Lansing.

    Michigan shepherds gather for annual symposium

    LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Sheep Breeders Association (MSBA) held its annual sheep symposium at the Crowne Plaza in Lansing, MI, on January 2-4. Despite threats of cold and blustery weather, over 350 shepherds of all ages attended the event.

    • Jan. 21, 2015
  8. Every cloud has a silver lining -- or is that aluminum foil?

    There was more hope for a turnaround in the international dairy market this week as the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction started 2015 on an up note. Tuesday's weighted average for all products jumped 3.6 percent, following a 2.4 percent gain in the December 16 event. All of the products offered were up.

    • Jan. 21, 2015
  9. The isles were crowded with people wanting to visit with company representatives. Photo by Melissa Hart.

    Fort Wayne Farm Show is where it all comes together

    FORT WAYNE, IN -- Yardsticks, tractors, gloves, combines, papers, pamphlets, pens, sprayers, key chains, candy, mixers, plows, toys and people carrying around bags full of these freebies describes the Fort Wayne Farm Show that took place last week in Fort Wayne, IN.

    • Jan. 21, 2015
  10. Weekly Price Outlook: USDA reports to support corn prices

    Today the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA released the final estimates of the size of the 2014 U.S. corn and soybean crops and estimates of the stocks of corn and soybeans in storage as of Dec. 1, 2014. In addition, the World Agricultural Outlook Board of the USDA released new forecasts for the 2014-15 marketing year U.S. and world supply, consumption, and ending stocks of these two crops, as well as for many other commodities.

    • Jan. 21, 2015
  11. Auction Calendar

    BLACKFORD COUNTY, IN. 441 +/- acres. Contact AJ Jordan 317-697-3086 or Larry 765-473-5849

    • Jan. 21, 2015