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Displaying items tagged: GreenStone Farm Credit Services

Sunday, 14 August 2022 10:00

People in the News: Aug. 15, 2022

People in the News: A roundup of new hires, promotions and awards in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 10:23

GreenStone Farm Credit Services announces grants for young, beginner and small farmers

For the fourth year, one of Michigan’s largest agriculture lenders is committing grant dollars to fund educational opportunities for the industry’s next generation.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 13:13

Agriculture relief grants come at ‘critical time’ for farms, food processors

Dozens of Michigan farms and food processors have been awarded $15 million in COVID-19 relief grants to create safer work conditions for employees and protect the food industry as a whole, state officials announced Wednesday.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 12:20

MEDC to deploy $115 million in grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. plans to launch new grant funds next week totaling $115 million to provide financial assistance to small businesses, farms and agricultural processors recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 19 January 2020 14:44

‘Too Many Negatives’: Michigan farmers continue to feel weight of financial blows

West Michigan’s farmers will be wading through the confluence of negatives brought on last year ranging from extreme weather, volatile commodity prices and trade wars well into 2020. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 22 December 2019 12:40

Food Biz Outlook: Embattled ag industry hopes trade stabilizes in 2020

News that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement appears to be headed toward ratification comes as a positive for farmers across the country and especially in Michigan. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Saturday, 14 September 2019 06:30

Farmland prices show stability, despite economic concerns

Agricultural land values have remained relatively stable throughout most regions in Michigan, even though many farmers continue to face serious headwinds. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:26

Tariffs could threaten Michigan’s $2.7 billion ag exports, industry experts warn

Michigan’s farmers and food processors are closely watching how talks of trade wars and retaliatory tariffs could affect the nearly $2.7 billion in exports they send to other countries.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:21

Highly leveraged farmers could face distress amid volatility in ag industry, pricing

Farmers’ increasing use of credit to finance operations has left some operators financially exposed during a volatile period for the industry.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:24

Legislation hopes to bolster urban farming, but challenges remain

When urban farming entered the mainstream thinking of community and economic developers, many prospective farmers envisioned a quick payday selling their products to high-end restaurants and other retailers. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:37

GreenStone looks to seed next-gen agribusiness innovation

Michigan’s largest agricultural lender views a $25,000 sponsorship and in-kind support pledged to Ottawa County’s Great Lakes Ag-Tech Incubator as a key part of its business.

Published in Finance