Henry Ford Museum Opens New "Food Soldiers" Exhibit, Celebrating the History of Race Activism Through AgricultureDr. Debra Reid, Curator of Agriculture and Environment, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the history of Food Soldiers and their impact on the economic welfare of the Black community.
If You Build It...They Will Farm!Using Urban Agriculture As A Platform To Promote Education, Sustainability And Community.
Loans For Businesses Hurt By Michigan Summer HailstormBusinesses, coops and nonprofits who were hurt by the August 1st hailstorm in parts of northern Michigan can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
Farmers in America Are Killing Themselves in Staggering Numbers"Think about trying to live today on the income you had 15 years ago." That's how agriculture expert Chris Hurt describes the plight facing U.S. farmers today.
US Announces Plans To Reduce Agricultural Carbon EmissionsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the plans at Michigan State University, where President Barack Obama signed the sweeping farm bill into law last year.
Gov. Snyder Visits Iowa Conference To Talk Michigan Business With Japanese OfficialsSnyder said that he met with Japanese governors and companies about bringing business and jobs to Michigan.
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.
Obama, At MSU, Signs Farm Bill That Trims Food StampsThe President said the wide-ranging bill multitasks by helping boost jobs, innovation, research and conservation.
Agreement Aims To Boost Ag Exports To TaiwanMichigan has struck a deal to boost exports of its corn and soybeans to Taiwan as part of the state's broader efforts to expand its international trade.
Michigan Ag Industry Members Bullish On OutlookMichigan's farmers and agriculture leaders are bullish about their business outlook.
The Local Food Myth: Why Locavores May Be Getting It WrongHitching health and greener planet hopes to the local food movement? You may want to reconsider.
Detroit's Urban Agriculture Zoning Moves AheadDetroit's planning commission has approved the city's new urban agriculture zoning ordinance.
Stabenow Focuses On Agriculture, BipartisanshipBarely a month before the election, Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow is keeping Republican opponent Pete Hoekstra at arm's length while focusing on issues such as farming and manufacturing that appeal to voters across the Michigan political spectrum.
Agriculture Dept. Head Works To Boost Food Industry, SafetyThe 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.
Monroe County Fair PreviewThe Monroe County Fair exists to preserve and perpetuate the interest of agriculture, horticulture, arts and sciences and arts in their numerous branches.