Measure seeks to prevent potato diseases

It may become mandatory for most potato seed growers to use only certified seed to prevent the spread of diseases that can threaten a valuable part of Michigan’s agricultural economy, under a bill awaiting the governor’s signature.

Farmers eye tariff as potential trouble

Many farmers are worried about possible retaliatory trade tariffs for agricultural products that Michigan exports to China and elsewhere. We talk to soybean, milk and agri-business groups about the potential impacts.

Potholes plague road agencies, drivers

Rising temperatures and heavy rains have done a number on Michigan’s roads, and local road agencies are scrambling to patch potholes and make other repairs under difficult conditions.