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One of the biggest issues Carl Bednarski expects to deal with in 2018 is the national Farm Bill, which will address agricultural concerns in infrastructure, crop insurance and exports. The president of the Michigan Farm Bureau discussed what legislation will affect the agricultural community the most.

Published in Crystal Ball

As farmers across the state struggle to turn a profit in an era of depressed commodity prices, one aspect of agribusiness — food processing — continues to grow in West Michigan.

Published in Manufacturing

LANSING — Farmers in Michigan are becoming increasingly dependent on guest workers to fill a void left by migrant laborers who are opting out of coming to the state to harvest crops.

Published in Nonprofits

In 2013, the discovery of a large deposit of high-quality potash in Michigan touched off a wave of public attention.

Published in Manufacturing

major player in Big Agriculture is poised to expand its influence in the industry.

Published in Agribiz

At least two Republican-controlled state House seats in West Michigan are expected to be competitive in the Nov. 8 election as Democrats set lofty goals to retake a majority in the lower chamber.

Published in Economic Development

The airspace above West Michigan could become considerably more crowded now that a new federal ruling makes it easier for companies to use drones.

Published in In the News

As West Michigan’s agriculture sector wraps up a strong year, industry leaders plan to focus on several issues heading into 2016.

Published in Crystal Ball

The proposal for a business incubator in Ottawa County focused on agricultural technology could one day have a physical home, but the county first wants to see results from a virtual operation before it makes that investment.

Published in Agribiz

As the so-called “blueberry capital of the world,” it’s no surprise that lakeshore community of South Haven has its share of agriculture-related businesses.

Published in Manufacturing
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