Michigan

Potato exports’ economic potential detailed in report

A report examining the economic impact of the U.S. potato industry focuses on the importance of increasing exports. “The Current and Potential Impact of Expanded Potato Exports,” authored by economists at Michigan State University and... more »

Michigan potatoes generate $2.5B within the state

A new report authored by Michigan State University economists found that the potato industry generates $2.5 billion each year to the state’s gross domestic product. That includes almost $1.5 billion in direct economic activity stemming... more »

Michigan Dept. of Ag recognizing exporters

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is accepting applications for the 2024 Michigan Ag Exporter of the Year award. The Lansing, Michigan, MDARD annually recognizes a food, agriculture, or forestry exporting business... more »

Registration opens for MSU organic farmer training program

Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for the 2024 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP). The registration deadline is Feb. 21 for the MSU Department of Horticulture’s program. The OFTP brings together farmworkers, aspiring farmers,... more »

Michigan lawmakers seeking public comment on ag management practices

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), has opened the annual review process for proposed revisions of the 2024 Generally Accepted Agricultural... more »

Drone tech company relocates headquarters to Michigan State

Aerial Vantage, a drone tech company, has relocated its corporate headquarters from Washington D.C. to the Midwest. The company’s new headquarters are located at the Michigan State University (MSU) Technology Innovation Center in East Lansing,... more »

MSU offering free ag drone training course

Michigan State University (MSU) is offering free drone training for people involved in the Michigan agriculture industry. The course, offered through MSU’s Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences, is available to up to 20... more »

Michigan asparagus growers to vote on research, promotion program

Michigan’s asparagus producers will be voting on whether to continue the Michigan Asparagus Industry Development Program in a referendum in March. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is conducting the referendum, which... more »

Michigan warns of Kuntry Garden’s use of human waste on crops

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is advising consumers not to eat produce grown at a farm in Homer, Michigan, because it may be contaminated by raw, untreated human waste. MDARD is... more »

Michigan ag director headed for national USDA post

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams has been hired as an advisor in the office of the secretary of the USDA. ‭Top: U.S. Agriculture Secretary... more »

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