USDA Spending $3M To Feed Honeybees In MidwestAgricultural production has been threatened by a decline in commercial honeybees and their wild cousins due to habitat loss and pesticides.
Michigan's Wine Grape Industry Grows At Rapid PaceUSDA reports a doubled growth in Michigan's wine grape acreage based on last year's Michigan Fruit Survey.
Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government GiveawayConveniently-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.
Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are HungryIn 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.
Michigan Farmers Welcome Rain As Crops StruggleIs this steady rain enough to take the edge off the drought for local farmers?
45 Michigan Counties Get Disaster DesignationThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 45 counties in Michigan as natural disaster areas for three separate sets of disaster conditions last year.
USDA Announces Public Safety Grants For MichiganThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $94,000 in grants to improve public safety in three rural areas in Michigan.
Number Of Michigan Farms Operated By Women Has Doubled In 30 YearsThe number of Michigan farms operated by women has more than doubled in the last 30 years.
Food Safety Tips For Kids Snacking At Home AloneThe 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.
Tainted Beef Leads To RecallMeat 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.
Troy Firm's Cleaning Products USDA Certified 'Biobased'The United States Department of Agriculture has certified seven products from Troy-based Microcide Inc. for their biobased content as biopreferred for federal procurement.
Create Your Perfect PlateFirst lady Michelle Obama and the USDA have unveiled a new website which helps kids and families make better nutritional decisions.