By Nick Stanek
Farmers may be off to a late start this year after snowfall and low temperatures put them behind schedule. There is good news and bad news associated with the snow. The heavy snow insulated the ground, protecting micro-organisms that are good for corn. But the high water remaining in fields could strain the industry, said corn grower Scott Lonier, owner of Lonier Farms near Lansing. “We are at the mercy of Mother Nature right now,” he said. Continue Reading →
Information for all Michigan trails – including those on the water – would soon be available at the click of a button under legislation recently introduced by lawmakers. Continue Reading →
The record-breaking ice on Lake Superior is bad news for the steel industry but not for tourism in some parts of the Upper Peninsula. Continue Reading →
Both University of Michigan and Michigan State University fan gear contained varying levels of potentially toxic chemicals, according to a recent study by the Ecology Center. Continue Reading →
Farmers are treating cows with more than the usual number of pneumonia cases, chapped teats and udders, disturbed calving cycles and injuries from slipping on ice. Continue Reading →
Hoping for a quick thaw to escape the winter blues? Not so fast.
A fast melt of accumulated snow could harm Michigan waters. Continue Reading →
Despite the near-record snowfall in Michigan that created a banner year for snow-related sports, snowmobile fatalities haven’t climbed with the piles of snow. Continue Reading →
Heavy snowfall is proving to be helpful for some of Michigan’s endangered species, like Karner blue butterflies.
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The Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association pushed for the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Thomas Casperson, R-Escanaba. Continue Reading →
Michigan officials fear a return of the aquatic invasive plant that was once popular in home aquariums. Continue Reading →