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    Michigan Railroads & Agriculture

    Sydney Debien


    As the debate over Proposal 1 rages on, Michigan’s infrastructure continues to crumble. To the average citizen, the roads may be the most obvious sign of the ongoing problem, but another equally vital mode of transportation has been overlooked. Michigan’s railroads, which the state’s food and agriculture industry relies upon, ...

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    Developing Net Pen Aquaculture in Michig …

    Jacob Crouch

    Consumption of fish has remained a staple in the diets of nations across the world for millennia. However while populations experience continued growth, per capita demand for fish and seafood has continued to grow unabated with fish consumption increasing by 7% to 9% annually. A significant proportion of fish continues to ...

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    Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a Threat to Mich …

    Matt Grossmann

    On November 12, 2010, the Michigan Department of Agriculture confirmed the findings of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Emmet, Macomb, and Ottawa counties. Native to Asia, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid are an invasive insect species that feed exclusively on coniferous trees. The insects damage the trees by sucking sap from the twigs ...

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    Can Michigan Make Up for its Lost Agricu …

    Matt Grossmann

    Over the past three years, Michigan's $64 billion agricultural industry has encountered many unfavorable weather conditions for yielding a favorable number of crops. In January of 2009, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave low-interest emergency loans to eligible Michigan farmers whose crops suffered unfavorable weather conditions in 2008. According ...

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    Farm Bill Awards Michigan with Specialty …

    Matt Grossmann

    United States Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, included a specialty crops title in the most recent Farm Bill which has come to benefit Michigan. According to a press release from Senator Stabenow, the 2008 Farm Bill also known as the Food, Conservation, and Energy ...

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    CAFOs v. "Clean Water Act Enforcement Ac …

    Allison Gilpin

    At this time there is a growing concern over the Agriculture industry and clean water being contaminated by animal waste. Allegations have been in place accusing farmers and CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) of neglecting to properly take care of animal waste leading to the contamination of streams, rivers and causing ...

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    Agriculture Budget Approved for 2010

    Andrew Struska

    Last Thursday, Oct. 15, Gov. Jennifer Granholm approved the budget for several state departments of Michigan, including the Department of Agriculture.

     

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    Migrant Labor Housing Regulation

    Peter Goralski

    Migrant labor housing in Michigan is regulated under part 124, of Act 368 of 1978 as a part of the public heath code. The administration of part 124 of the act falls under the purview of the Department of Environmental Health (DEH ). All information and quotations in this article
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    Farmland and Open Space Preservation Pro …

    Peter Goralski

    Michigan's Farmland Preservation Program began with the passage of Public Act 116 in 1974 and is often referred to as PA 116. However, the act is now incorporated into Act 451 of 1994 and contained in part 361 of this act. (1)   The program allows land owners to enter into a Development ...

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    The Michigan Right to Farm Act

    Peter Goralski

    Michigan Right to Farm Act
    Act 93 of 1981
     
    The Michigan Right to Farm Act was initially passed in 1981 with the intent of protecting farmers from nuisance lawsuits. The act has been amended several times since. In short, the law says that farmers
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    Generally Accepted Agricultural and Mana …

    Peter Goralski

    In 1981, the Michigan legislature passed the Michigan Right to Farm Act. This act guaranteed certain protections to farmers, provided they followed specified guidelines. These guidelines took the form of Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices or GAAMPs. (1)

     

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