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Pete Hoekstra - Debbie Stabenow (Getty Images)

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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Preservation Hopes Fail For 5 Barns In Michigan

Five deteriorating barns could be demolished this month despite an effort in recent years to save them as examples of Michigan’s agricultural heritage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2012

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Drought Drives Up Cost Of Meat

If you’re a meat eater, you might want to brace yourself for sticker shock at the market.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2012

Michigan grass in drought conditions (WWJ Photo).

More Michigan Counties Getting Disaster Designation

Farmers in four western Upper Peninsula counties are expected to be eligible for low-interest loans due to heat and drought-related crop damage and losses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2012

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Drought Conditions Persist In Michigan

The undersecretary for the USDA Farm & Foreign Agriculture Service toured Michigan farms as crops suffer in dry conditions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2012

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

Feds Offer Help To Mich. Farmers After Disaster Declared

Fruit growers in 72 of Michigan’s 83 counties are now eligible for low-cost loans after extreme winter and spring weather devastated crops.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2012

Alpena Cattle Test Positive For Bovine TB

Officials say a medium-sized dairy herd in Michigan’s northeastern Lower Peninsula has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2012

Rooster Quarantined After Attacking Elderly Woman At Cemetery

A renegade rooster is under quarantine after attacking an 83-year-old woman who was visiting a loved one’s grave at a southwestern Michigan cemetery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2012

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Man Killed In Tractor Accident

Authorities have identified a 61-year-old man who was killed when he became pinned under a wheel of a farming tractor in Livingston County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2012

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