Michigan COVID-19 testing mandate stands after appeals court ruling

A nine-page filing Sept. 2 by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against farmworkers and farm owners, plaintiffs in a case against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. According to a report by... more »

Leading cooperatives partner to support Midwest disaster relief efforts

Four of the nation’s leading cooperatives serving agriculture and communities across rural America today announced they are partnering to support the American Red Cross in the wake of the derecho that ravaged Iowa, Illinois and... more »

You will know if your farm water sources are at risk with testing

How do you know if your water sources are low risk? An annual water system inspection is the way to go. Whether the farm uses groundwater or surface water, evaluating the extent of control involves... more »

Suspect herbicide resistance? Submit weed seeds for screening

As we begin to prepare for fall harvests and make plans for 2021, consider any weeds that have escaped control with herbicides. If you are seeing survival in weeds that used to be controlled by... more »

Congress urged by Ohio farmers to address climate crisis

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA), the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), and farmers and ranchers from across the country recently delivered a letter to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis,... more »

Plant chemicals are a trick or treat for insects

Plants contain a mixture of hundreds of unique chemicals that can attract or repel pests like caterpillars. For the caterpillar, this means they can choose from a buffet of tasty plants with varying phytochemicals. Some... more »

Enviroweather at MSU debuts test version of new website

The Michigan State University Enviroweather program has unveiled a test version of its newly redesigned website. The new site will go live in August 2020 and can be navigated to directly at: alpha.enviroweather.msu.edu. You will find multiple places to... more »

Appeal of ruling over Michigan farmworker testing pursued

An Aug. 21 ruling by U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney of the Western District of Michigan denying a request from farmworkers and their employers for an injunction against Michigan Department of Health and Human Services... more »

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