Livestock and Christmas Trees make Good Mix

Grazing sheep and horses with their Christmas trees is providing many benefits on the Dave and Donna Buechler farm in Menominee County. Their story and more in Conservation Notes.

USDA Funds to Aid Great Lakes Conservation

Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan met with public and private partners from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio to announce USDA funding to protect and improve water quality in the Great Lakes.

International Year of Soils

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations designated next year for celebrating and spreading awareness for soil.

USDA to Invest $4 Million for Midwest Honey Bee Conservation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to provide more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance to help farmers in the Midwest, including Michigan, improve the health of honey bees.

2014 Farm Bill streamlines, consolidates conservation programs

The bill continues to make technical and financial assistance available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. Learn more.

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