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Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow says getting high speed internet to rural communities in Michigan is a priority for her. 

Dinesh Ramde / AP Photo

These days, the meat and dairy products on your table probably came from a densely packed "factory farm." But former Kalamazoo City commissioner Nicolette Hahn Niman says it wasn't always so.


A blueberry bush at Pleasant Hill Farm
Joan Donaldson

Joan Donaldson and her husband own Pleasant Hill Farm in Fennville. She writes about life as an organic farmer. 

Over the years that my husband, John and I have farmed organic fruit, we’ve experimented with introducing various beneficial insects to our crops. Boxes with screens have arrived where thousands of lady bugs’ legs crawled across the wire mesh. 


Michigan Cider Maker Using Pigs To Combat Apple Pests

Oct 5, 2016
An Old Spot pig at the Virtue Cider farm in Fennville
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A Southwest Michigan cider maker will use pigs to help combat pests in its orchard. Virtue Cider in Fennville bought 18 Glouchestershire Old Spot pigs - also called “orchard pigs.” They’re known for eating bug-ridden apples that fall on the ground. 


Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers and regular folks strolled past more than 70 venders at the Farmers Market at the Capitol Thursday. But while goers ogled the plethora of fruits and vegetables, 

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