Michigan Agriculture and Food Index: Industry leaders hopeful about industry, state economy
Leaders in Michigan’s food and agriculture industry remain optimistic about their businesses, and their confidence in Michigan’s overall economy continues to climb. Those were the results of the Michigan Agriculture and Food Index (MAFI), shared today during the annual Ag Expo VIP breakfast. The July MAFI is the third of its kind. It gauges the current business climate of the state’s food and agriculture system by surveying 100 influential players in food and agriculture businesses. A rating of 100 on the index is considered neutral; ratings above 100 signal an overall positive outlook, and below 100, an overall negative outlook.
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Date: August 1, 2014
Location: Clare County Fairgrounds, Small Animal Tent, 418 N Fairlane Rd, Harrison, MI 48625
Date: August 2, 2014
Location: Multiple (see description)
Date: August 2, 2014
Location: Love Farms, 12363 W. Turner Rd, Rudyard, MI 49780
Date: August 3, 2014
Location: MSU Pavilion, South barn on the hill
Date: August 4, 2014 - August 11, 2014
Location: Kent County MSU Extension, 775 Ball Avenue, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
July 31, 2014 | Rebecca Finneran | Summer care of daylilies will keep them strong this season and next.
July 31, 2014 | Rebecca Finneran | Small insect causes leaves on Black Locust to turn cinnamon-brown but does not cause harm to tree health.
July 31, 2014 | Kevin Frank | Crabgrass has emerged in many turf areas, there are several herbicide options available for postemergence control.
July 31, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Farmers Markets are in full swing now with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables available from local farmers. Plan to shop local during every week not just during National Farmers Market Week August 3 – 9.
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Great educational resources are available for those who want to get a better appreciation of the importance of natural shorelines around inland lakes.