Honey Bee Health Coalition offers videos to combat varroa mite infestations

The Honey Bee Health Coalition has released a series of videos to help beekeepers promote colony health and combat costly and destructive varroa mite infestations. » Read More

Bayer Cropscience encouraging integrated weed management options to stave off resistance

Bayer CropScience, an arm of the multinational seed and biotechnology company, said it has a strong commitment to integrated weed management programs,particularly as the company expects no new herbicides to come to market for at least eight years. » Read More

Survey shows dip in cost of Thanksgiving dinner

According to the annual American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey, a holiday meal comes in at just under $5 a serving for a family of 10, which means the entire family can feast for a total of $49.87, compared to last year’s cost of $50.11. » Read More

Monsanto: News story questioning GMO benefits used 'cherry-picked' data

Monsanto, the multi-national agrochemical and biotechnology company, has delivered a lengthy and strong response to a recent article in the New York Times questioning the yields and other benefits of genetically modified crops (GMOs). » Read More

Hold the thin green line, protect the farmers, American Sugar Alliance says

The American Sugar Alliance recently posted kudos to the Farm Policy Facts for its editorial about agriculture and America's security that said America needs strong policies to protect farmers. » Read More

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Wisconsin awards 11 Producer Led Watershed Protection Grants

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) recently said the second round of Producer Led Watershed Protection Grants have been awarded to 11 groups of farmers who will work with resource conservation agencies and organizations to address soil and water issues. » Read More

Michigan has funding available for clean diesel projects

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued a Request for Proposal in the amount of $475,000 for competitive grant funding to implement clean diesel projects. » Read More

Iowa Farm Bureau offers tour of Poland to its members

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is offering its members an opportunity to participate in a market study tour to Poland this summer. » Read More

Agricultural classroom on wheels unveiled at Michigan Farm Bureau gathering

Donations from 26 county farm bureaus throughout Michigan were credited with helping transform the dream of an agricultural classroom on wheels into reality at the recent 97th Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) State Annual Meeting in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids. » Read More

Pork becomes 'trendiest' protein in food service

Patrick Fleming, director of market intelligence for the National Pork Board recently said pork is the “trendiest” of proteins in food service. » Read More

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