Ottawa County and the Ottawa County Farm Bureau are sending out a survey to landowners with at least 5 acres or more, asking for input on preserving land for agriculture.
Four potential sources are on the table as the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality begins to search for the source of PFAS contamination in Robinson Township.
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program.
After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations.
The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.
'I love to promote Michigan produce'
Ottawa County’s Farmland Preservation Program is hosting its second annual Farms are the Tapas fundraising event from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Terra Square in Hudsonville.
According to the local Chamber of Commerce, the industry is extremely important to Ottawa County’s economy.
The 12th annual Road Rally planned for Saturday, July 21.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.
With a dry forecast for the next few days, fruit crops may be at serious risk without proper irrigation.
The Ottawa County Farmland Preservation Program is planning to host its second annual Farms are the Tapas fundraiser to support farmland preservation throughout the county.
The National Park Service formally committed to rebuilding the island's gray wolf population after three years of study and debate, acknowledging the move was contrary to the usual hands-off approach toward designated wilderness areas.
While farmers are expecting delays of a week or two on their crops in the upcoming season, all are optimistic about their yields after experiencing very few frosty mornings this spring.
Grand Armory and Odd Side Ales both use local hops in some of their selections.