Michigan lawmakers update old adage

An old philosophical question asks, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”But a more practical question today might be: “If your neighbor’s tree falls on your roof, who is responsible for the damage?”

Michigan cherry growers happy to see new tariff on Turkish cherries

Embattled Michigan cherry growers got a win last month when the president revoked Turkey’s duty-free status for cherry juice. But while the move keeps Turkey from getting free access to the U.S. market, growers say the tariff is not big enough to keep away imports that harm prices.

Local and environment officials object to farm rules change

An annual update to Michigan state agriculture practices could allow for farms to be built anywhere, critics say. But supporters of the update say that is untrue and that the proposal simplifies building procedures for many existing farms and that could lead to more agricultural business.