Rural Development grants aid multiple Michigan food efforts
More than $1.5 million in projects were awarded Rural Development Fund Grants through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities.
Gene identification already has led to the potential of preventing certain cancers in mice. Some scientists believe that within five years, soon-to-be parents could have the capability of altering genes in their unborn child that would prevent the later development of certain diseases.
Purdue’s producer opinion survey results are positive
n a June survey of 400 U.S. farmers conducted by Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture (CCA) and the CME Group, producers indicated the financial situation of their farm operations are stronger than a year ago.
8-pound Asian carp is caught beyond Lake Michigan barrier
First, the bad news: A commercial fisherman boated a live, 8-pound Asian silver carp late last month just a few miles from Lake Michigan and well beyond electronic barriers intended to keep the invasive fish from entering the Great Lakes.