Detroit’s planning commission has approved the city’s new urban agriculture zoning ordinance.
State health officials and local health departments in Michigan are working with their counterparts in 19 other states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the investigation of a salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe.
The price of cider is way up in Michigan due to an early spring, drought conditions and a damaging freeze.
Is this steady rain enough to take the edge off the drought for local farmers?
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.
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.
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.
Just in time for spring bedding plants, hanging flowering baskets, nursery stock and fresh Michigan asparagus, the 2012 Michigan Agri-Tourism Guide is now available online and in print.
After a three-hour hearing, city officials have decided to “butt out” of the debate over a Livonia woman’s pet chickens and goats.
”Let me keep my goats.” That’s what a Livonia woman will ask city officials at a zoning hearing Tuesday night.
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