7:41 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Micro-Brewers Help Grow Michigan's Hop Farms

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160 micro breweries in state with more on way helps create demand for hops
EATON RAPIDS - It looks less like a flower and more like a small cone the size of a thumb. But stick a handful of them under your nose and the scent is undeniable. "They smell just like beer," said Paul Malewski as he held out a handful of dried hops from last year's harvest at Mid Michigan Hops Inc.
5:59 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Bio-Pesticide Maker Marrone Expands into Bangor

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Operation has 23 workers and is expected to grow to 50
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BANGOR, MI - Production is underway at Marrone Bio Innovations' new facility in Bangor, and the location, which is a major expansion by the California-based company into the central U.S. - is already anticipating the next phase of growth here.
6:27 am
Tue June 24, 2014

West Michigan Researchers Work to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Farms

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Team began study six years ago and released results earlier this month
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Researchers in West Michigan are looking to reduce the impact of agriculture on global warming through smarter and more efficient use of nitrogen-rich fertilizers.
9:00 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Michigan Farmers Raise Concerns About New Federal Water Rules

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Farmers worry about additional paperwork, cost and time
Proposed revisions to water regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have Michigan farmers wondering whether they'll eventually be harvesting more bureaucracy, delays and costs than crops. The EPA-Army Corps proposal would modify the federal Clean Water Act to more clearly define what constitutes "waters of the United States" subject to federal regulation.
6:51 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Proposal Would Allow River Barge Traffic Along Lake Michigan Shoreline

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Supporters say agriculture and other industries would benefit from change
Some local farmers and others are adding their support to a U.S. Coast Guard proposal that would allow river barge traffic on the east side of Lake Michigan as far north as Muskegon."Agriculture is one of Michigan's largest and fastest growing sectors, and we depend on reliable transportation options," said Jim Byrum president of Michigan Agri-Business Association.