farming http://wkar.org en Neighbors in Action: Michigan Food and Farming Systems http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-michigan-food-and-farming-systems <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s Wednesday and time for our </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighbors in Action</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the </span><a href="http://www.miffs.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan Food &amp; Farming Systems</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or MIFFS. It’s a statewide organization based in East Lansing that advocates for and offers assistance to new and women farmers, as well as those from underrepresented groups in Michigan’s agriculture industry.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:45:44 +0000 Current State 51229 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Michigan Food and Farming Systems Senator Debbie Stabenow discusses the Farm Bill, Michigan politics http://wkar.org/post/senator-debbie-stabenow-discusses-farm-bill-michigan-politics <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new five-year Farm Bill is making its way to a vote in the U.S. Senate.&nbsp; This is the second time in a year that the legislation has cleared the Senate.&nbsp; Michigan Democratic Sen. <a href="http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/">Debbie </a></span><a href="http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/">Stabenow</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, says the House has promised to take up the bill in mid-June. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 19:07:42 +0000 Current State 36636 at http://wkar.org Senator Debbie Stabenow discusses the Farm Bill, Michigan politics Current State #73 | April 24, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-73-april-24-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: House Minority leader Tim Greimel; the MSU Wind Symphony performs at the Latin IS America Festival; Niowave pole barn dispute comes to an end; the Greater Lansing African American Health Institute; and&nbsp; the impact of flooding on agriculture.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:55:08 +0000 Current State 34777 at http://wkar.org Flooding delays Michigan's planting season http://wkar.org/post/flooding-delays-michigans-planting-season <p>Floods have ravaged Michigan this spring. The Red Cedar River has overflowed its banks on MSU campus, flooding the baseball, softball and soccer complex. In Lansing, flooding forced organizers of the marathon to change their planned route.</p><p>The Grand Rapids area has been especially hard hit. A photo has been making the rounds, taken from inside an office building in Grand Rapids, of flood waters rising up the surface of a window, with a fish in the picture.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:44:58 +0000 Current State 34772 at http://wkar.org Sustainability and CAFOs in livestock feed process http://wkar.org/post/sustainability-and-cafos-livestock-feed-process <p></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:32:30 +0000 Current State 33044 at http://wkar.org Sustainability and CAFOs in livestock feed process Stretch of Warm Weather Puts Fruit Growers at Risk http://wkar.org/post/stretch-warm-weather-puts-fruit-growers-risk <p>Many of&nbsp;us are enjoying this unseasonably warm weather.&nbsp; But for some farmers, it&rsquo;s nerve-racking,&nbsp; especially for&nbsp;fruit growers.&nbsp; Fruit trees are starting to sprout two or more weeks ahead of time.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s only March, so cold weather is very likely to come back and kill off those early-blooming crops. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 03:30:00 +0000 Gretchen Millich 14445 at http://wkar.org Stretch of Warm Weather Puts Fruit Growers at Risk