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USDA Spending $3M To Feed Honeybees In Midwest

Agricultural production has been threatened by a decline in commercial honeybees and their wild cousins due to habitat loss and pesticides.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the Farm Bill, or the the Agriculture Act of 2014, into law after speaking about the importance of the Farm Bill to America's economy at Michigan State University February 7, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Obama signed the largely bi-partisan legislation that reforms the farm insurance program and trims the food stamps by one percent. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Obama, At MSU, Signs Farm Bill That Trims Food Stamps

The President said the wide-ranging bill multitasks by helping boost jobs, innovation, research and conservation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2014

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Agreement Aims To Boost Ag Exports To Taiwan

Michigan has struck a deal to boost exports of its corn and soybeans to Taiwan as part of the state’s broader efforts to expand its international trade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2013

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Michigan Ag Industry Members Bullish On Outlook

Michigan’s farmers and agriculture leaders are bullish about their business outlook.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2013

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The Local Food Myth: Why Locavores May Be Getting It Wrong

Hitching health and greener planet hopes to the local food movement? You may want to reconsider.

02/20/2013

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Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Zoning Moves Ahead

Detroit’s planning commission has approved the city’s new urban agriculture zoning ordinance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/08/2012

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Stabenow Focuses On Agriculture, Bipartisanship

Barely a month before the election, Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow is keeping Republican opponent Pete Hoekstra at arm’s length while focusing on issues such as farming and manufacturing that appeal to voters across the Michigan political spectrum.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2012

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Agriculture Dept. Head Works To Boost Food Industry, Safety

The new head of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is moving forward with efforts to boost the state’s agriculture exports, encourage job-creation in the food industry and make sure farmers get the support they need amid this year’s extreme weather.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2012

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Monroe County Fair Preview

The Monroe County Fair exists to preserve and perpetuate the interest of agriculture, horticulture, arts and sciences and arts in their numerous branches.

07/23/2012

A vacant home in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, File)

175 Acres In Detroit Could Be Used To Grow Timber

A company that wants to put vacant Detroit land to agricultural use may be allowed to buy about 175 acres on which to grow and harvest timber under a plan expected to be considered soon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2012

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