Michigan farmers

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops.

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The Michigan Legislature is close to adding $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who are grappling with crop losses associated with historic rainfall.

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The polar vortex that enveloped much of the Midwest early this year nearly wiped out the peach crop in southwestern Michigan, according to experts.

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A Michigan State University professor said Michigan farmers are being affected by the tariff fight between the United States and China. But long-term, the impact is still unknown.