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Displaying items tagged: US Department of Agriculture

Sunday, 01 August 2021 17:09

Zoetis’ COVID-19 vaccines for animals bolster Southwest Michigan’s life sciences profile

KALAMAZOO — Nine months ago, some of the first COVID-19 vaccines left Portage and found their way into the arms of patients around the country. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 08 November 2020 09:58

MiBiz Growth Report: November 8, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 8, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 12 October 2020 16:39

Ferris State lands $670K grant for rural STEM programming

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University has landed a nearly $670,000 federal grant to expand virtual-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programming for rural high school students.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 11 October 2020 16:41

Ag 4.0: West Michigan farmers turn to evolving technology to bolster efficiency

ALTO — A key aspect of Industry 4.0 technology is finding a way to automate processes that are repetitive, dull, dirty or even dangerous.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:35

Recycling company plans to reduce food waste for grocers, restaurants

GRAND RAPIDS — A recycling company hopes to help Kent County achieve its ambitious goal of diverting 90 percent of the county’s trash from landfills by 2030 by working directly with restaurants and grocers to reduce food and beverage waste. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 07 June 2020 09:50

MiBiz Growth Report: June 7, 2020

The MiBiz Growth Report for June 7, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 29 May 2020 10:53

USDA puts $22.5M toward increasing rural broadband access in Southwest Michigan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $22.5 million to expand rural broadband access to thousands of residents and dozens of businesses in Southwest Michigan.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 12 April 2020 19:37

Rural broadband access in focus as school, health care, work shift to homes

The widespread closure of schools, workplaces and in-person doctor visits has highlighted inequities in reliable internet access across Michigan, particularly among rural and low-income residents.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 October 2019 11:30

Grant will help Northern Initiatives reach more Hispanic entrepreneurs in Michigan

A $500,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank will enable Northern Initiatives to put a larger focus on diversifying its lending.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:48

Farming's female future? West Michigan women buck stereotypes with ag industry careers

GRAND RAPIDS — The new generation of agricultural leaders across West Michigan will likely look different than your grandfather’s farm.

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, 12 November 2017 16:01

Pork prices dip as tensions rise with NAFTA

Concerns over the fate of NAFTA come at a time of pricing pressures for Michigan’s hog farmers.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 01 October 2017 17:08

Betting on the bird: Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch expands amid push for organic, cage-free products

SARANAC — One West Michigan producer of eggs plans to capitalize on the growing U.S. market for cage-free and organic products.

Published in Manufacturing