Farmers

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The annual legislative seminar of the Michigan Farm Bureau in Lansing will hear from Vice President Mike Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday.


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A divided Michigan Senate on Thursday passed an update of the state’s animal industry law, including a proposed delay of a requirement that chickens and pigs be given more room in their cages and stalls.

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Michigan farmers don’t have to follow certain local ordinances about their farms – as long as the farmers follow the Right to Farm Act. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the Attorney General’s opinion doesn’t come as a surprise – but it is a relief to farmers.


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Michigan State University will use a $600,000 grant to help Latino fruit growers in the state.