Michigan Department of Agriculture

Michigan’s Wine Grape Industry Grows At Rapid Pace

USDA reports a doubled growth in Michigan’s wine grape acreage based on last year’s Michigan Fruit Survey.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2012

Michigan Gets Online Tool For Food Inspection Results

There’s a new tool to help people find out about inspection results from more than 19,000 retail food establishments in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2012

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Michigan Puppy Contracts Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The Michigan Department of Agriculture has confirmed a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in an eight-week-old Van Buren County puppy

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2012

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State Ag Officials Back Rural Broadband, Connect Michigan

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development has formally expressed support for the growing movement to boost broadband capacity and adoption throughout rural Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2012

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Michigan To Receive $1.3M In US Agriculture Grants

Proposals to promote western Michigan agri-tourism, expand the state’s plum market and try new technology for growing asparagus and dry beans are among nearly two dozen that will share in $1.3 million in federal agriculture grants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2011

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Company Fined For Overcharging Consumers

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development has fined a Colorado-based company for shorting consumers buying their boneless skinless chicken breast singles, sold at Sams Clubs Stores across the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2011

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Gov. Snyder Changes Agriculture Department’s Name

Gov. Rick Snyder has officially changed the name of the Michigan Department of Agriculture to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Snyder signed an order Tuesday making the change, which he’d announced in November. […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2011


Indulge Safely This Holiday

The Michigan Department of Agriculture reminds consumers to take a few precautions when preparing holiday meals and treats.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/25/2010

Neogen’s Creagh To Lead Michigan Ag Department

The Lansing food safety testing developer Neogen Corp. said Wednesday that its director of industry affairs Keith Creagh would take a leave of absence to serve as director of Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2010