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Number of Michigan farms declining

USDA’s latest summery of farms and farmland says the number of small-sized farms in Michigan is declining. The National Ag Statistics Service says Michigan had 51,400 farms in 2016, 100 less than the year before. The loss

Reducing pig aggression in group housing

An animal behavior specialist is researching how genetics and management practices can reduce pig aggression in group housing. Sarah Ison with Michigan State University tells Brownfield legislation in some states including Michigan and Ohio requires phasing out

Soybeans, corn down watching South America

Soybeans were lower on profit taking and technical selling. South American conditions generally look good with only limited flooding expected in Argentina. Brazil’s harvest is reportedly a little more than halfway complete. Export demand for U.S. beans