|By JACK NISSEN Capital News Service LANSING — A new study questions whether public health advice on eating Great Lakes fish is restrictive enough. Ken Drouillard, a professor at the University of Windsor, looked at whether the Great Lakes region … Continue reading →
|Some farmers, environmentalist and lawmakers would like to ban sky lanterns increasingly used to celebrate Independence Day and other events.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Human Rights commissioners of Traverse City are allegedly looking to make the northwestern Michigan city more “immigrant-friendly.” One way of doing so would be to declare sanctuary status, or making TC known as a “Welcoming City.”
“There are jobs in Northern Michigan that need immigrants to take them,” says Mark Dixon, who has been a citizen of Traverse City for over 60 years. “Faming here, especially with the abundance of cherry crops, attracts a lot of immigrants, as well as some jobs at Munson, the local hospital.”
“This had never been an issue before (President Donald) Trump’s presidency,” says Dixon. “I think this is because he initially campaigned with restrictions to countries like Mexico by ‘building a wall’ across the border.”
Early in Trump’s presidency, an executive order attempted to withhold federal grants to sanctuary cities. However, at the end of April, a federal judge in San Francisco put a nationwide end to this.
Brown marmorated stink bugs are becoming a problem. This year might be the year the bug causes massive destruction and have a major effect on Michigan’s economy.
|By JACK NISSEN Capital News Service LANSING — When Scott Swinton, an agriculture, food and resource economics professor at Michigan State University, asked landowners if they’d be interested in renting their land for bioenergy crops, the initial response was unexpected. … Continue reading →
|By LIAM TIERNAN Capital News Service LANSING — Bugs hinder prairie restorations more than previously thought, according to research conducted at Michigan State University. The study found that arthropods — which include insects, spiders and crustaceans — account for the … Continue reading →
|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.
|We gotta be nicer to the planet's dirt.
James E. Mulvaney passionately spoke on “The History of Land Grant Philosophy” on April 3 at the Mason Area Historical Museum to the Mason Area Historical Society.
The first weekend of the 8th annual Shawhaven Lamb Festival at 1826 Rolfe Road is in the books with a turnout exceeding expectations.