The case started in 2012 when a horse owned by David Esslin, then a member of the Michigan Horse Pulling Association, tested positive for an illegal substance. He was fined and suspended from the association.
A recent survey showed few farmers were interested in a hypothetical offer to rent land bioenergy crops, even at asking prices far exceeding the typical rental rate of one acre.
The DNR hopes the program will give kids from urban areas who aren’t typically exposed to outdoor recreation such as hiking, camping and fishing the chance to experience those options, develop new hobbies and explore career opportunities.
Douglas Wood, author, musician and guide, invites readers on a journey through the wilderness in his new book, “Deep Woods, Wild Waters.”