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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

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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

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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

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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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MSU Study: Michigan Agribusiness Running Strong

A Michigan State University study says agriculture contributed $91.4 billion to Michigan’s economy in the last year measured.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2012

Strawberries

Early Spring A Threat, Farmers Fret

The unseasonably warm weather has created a tense situation for Michigan farmers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2012

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Man Dies After Being Run Over By Horse-Drawn Wagon

Authorities say a 38-year-old Amish man has died after being run over by a horse-drawn farm wagon that broke free in southwestern Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2011

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