November 3, 2016 | George Silva | Low to middle income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia are the most vulnerable to food insecurity. Several priorities to enhance the long-term food security in this region have been suggested.
October 10, 2016 | Mary Dunckel | In Michigan, Breakfast on the Farm began in 2009 when Tony and Patti Jandernoa, Dutch Meadows Dairy, offered to host the first event in Clinton County. Since then, 34 other farm families have hosted events all over Michigan.
September 22, 2016 | George Silva | The 2016 Global Food Security Index reports most countries made modest improvements in the past five years. Long-term threats need to be addressed to sustain this progress.
Tim Harrigan, Bill Northcott, Natalie Rector, and Dann Bolinger | Land application of manure to frozen and snow-covered ground is a common practice in Michigan. The challenge for a livestock producer is to apply manure in a way that is labor-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible.
Tim Harrigan, Bill Northcott, Natalie Rector, and Dann Bolinger | Management practices that capture land applied manure in the root zone will make the nutrients available for the next crop, improve soil quality, and prevent manure nutrient and contaminant loss in runoff.