Agricultural production has been threatened by a decline in commercial honeybees and their wild cousins due to habitat loss and pesticides.
USDA reports a doubled growth in Michigan’s wine grape acreage based on last year’s Michigan Fruit Survey.
Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.
In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Is this steady rain enough to take the edge off the drought for local farmers?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 45 counties in Michigan as natural disaster areas for three separate sets of disaster conditions last year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $94,000 in grants to improve public safety in three rural areas in Michigan.
The number of Michigan farms operated by women has more than doubled in the last 30 years.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued tips to keep kids safe from food poisoning as they prepare their favorite after school snacks, sometimes unsupervised by mom or dad.
Meat packing companies in Detroit are being affected by a recall of beef. And, at least three major grocery store chains – Kroger, Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. and Publix Super Markets – have recalled some of their ground beef packages.