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Food & Farming

Wild Swine, the DNR and a Solution

Policy | May 16, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

The effort by Michigan authorities to eradicate feral swine from the state has exploded in controversy and drawn national media attention in recent weeks, but an MLUI analysis shows much of the dust-up could seemingly be diffused by looking at how other states deal with the environmental menace that is the wild boar....

Civic Sausage: Watch the Farm Bill

Policy | April 25, 2012 | By Diane Conners

The Farm Bill is worth watching if you care about investing in local food and farm jobs, the environment, family-scale agriculture, and healthy, local food for schools, kids, and families....

Farmers Fear New Pig Rule

Policy | April 17, 2012 | By Diane Conners

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment is enforcing a new policy that threatens the livelihoods of small farms raising heritage breeds of pigs that are popular with chefs and others buying in local food markets....

Snyder Samples TC's Local Food Efforts

Healthy Food | March 16, 2012 | By Diane Conners

New "10 cents" project advocates for an additional dime to be spent on each student's meal in local schools. ...

Get To Know Your Farmer

TLD | March 12, 2012 | By MLUI

The Michigan Land Use Institute is launching a new Know Your Farmer marketing tool as a companion to the successful Taste the Local Difference Food and Farm Guide that is a directory to more than 200 of the region’s farms and their products....

MLUI Brings Governor, State Officials to Traverse City

March 8, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Snyder finds much to praise with local food, transportation, and energy projects...

Gaps in Produce Supply Chain Offer Local Food Opportunities

February 20, 2012 | By Patty Cantrell & Bob Heuer

As fresh markets grow, distributors and retailers scramble to keep up...

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