|By AGNES BAO Capital News Service LANSING – According to research studies on the perception about land use, many farmers’ attitudes are still rooted in using their private land to grow crops, focusing on increasing productivity. Fewer of them would … Continue reading →
For most seafood consumers, where their fish comes from may be a mystery. Russell Allen, a small business owner in Okemos, is on a mission to end the mystery for consumers. Ideally fish would come from a supplier who catches them naturally, by fishing. But more often than not, commercially sold fish are grown on fish farms, an industry known as aquaculture. Check the internet today and you will find many people against this practice, but ask someone who knows and you may get some totally different answers.
The city of DeWitt is starting to become a cultural hub and a go-to destination. A lot of money is being put into the development of their downtown. Maricela Vargas is a preschool teacher in Lansing who is looking for a job in DeWitt and she is interested in DeWitt because of the small city feel. When Vargas visited DeWitt, she felt the family connection with the residents. Vargas said: “I was attracted to DeWitt because it’s a cute city and it’s going to be a great place to live.
This year, Peacock Family Tree Farm will be a part of the national charity spreading cheer to troops around the country.
|By LUCY SCHROEDER Capital News Service LANSING — Unburied cow carcasses can lead to conflict between wolves and people, according to a recent study. The study of wolves in the Upper Peninsula found that nearly a quarter of the diet … Continue reading →
|By ERIC FREEDMAN Capital News Service LANSING — New homes may help save a declining bird species and, at the same time, protect economically vital cherry crops from orchard-damaging enemies. That’s the conclusion of scientists who placed nest boxes in … Continue reading →
By Chloe Kiple
EAST LANSING, MICH. — What’s tall and puffy but invasive all over? Phragmites, large-stature cattail plants which are taking over Michigan wetlands. The tall reeds steal food, water and sunlight from native species. The phragmites grow in dense clusters making them hard to eradicate and manage.
|By JINGJING NIE Capital News Service LANSING — More Michigan students can enjoy fruits and vegetables from local farms because of the expansion of a state program that supports buying them. The 10 Cents A Meal program is administered by … Continue reading →
The DeWitt Dog Park is a new attraction for dog owners in the DeWitt Township area who are looking to remove the leash and let the dog run freely. The dog park is a new gated park that is located at 3577 West Herbison Road, directly next to Padgett Park.
“The project took about 12 months to put together, with the construction taking place this previous summer,” said DeWitt City administrator Daniel Coss. “The fences were installed in May of 2017 and we started planning it in May of 2016. It was a group effort by the city and the township.”
Coss said the City of DeWitt and DeWitt Township worked together to select a location.
An inside look into the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Hear how students are reacting to the viral social media campaign, “#MeToo.” The first Costco in the mid-Michigan area opens in Meridian Township. Plus, in honor of the winningest coach in Spartan basketball history, the Breslin Center debuts the Tom Izzo Hall of History. Those stories and more on Focal Point.