Stories tagged: "trade"

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‘Made in Michigan’: A Record Year for Food and Forest Exports Is Good News Amid Disruptions

The value of exports for Michigan agricultural, food, and forest products was way up in 2021, despite challenges.

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A ‘Once in a Generation Opportunity’ Has Older Michiganders Seeking College Degrees, Trade School Credentials

Michigan is paving the way for people to return to college or seek a professional trade. Here’s how.

In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Mike Starkey offloads soybeans from his combine as he harvests his crops in Brownsburg, IN. The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China at that time caused anxiety among rural farmers and bankers. Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer said those were days of "a little bit of panic." Many farmers would probably say the same of these days as well. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
Federal Aid Isn’t Reaching Michigan Farmers. Here’s What They Need to Survive.

Michigan farmers say President Trump's trade wars have set the stage for the extent of their financial hardships during the pandemic.

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They Were Training For a Trade Career — Then The Pandemic Hit

For Michigan students training for trade and skills careers, online learning efforts to combat the spread of COVID are coming up short and impacting futures.

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Nation’s Largest Unions Throw Support Behind Biden

Citing a need to change the country’s course, the largest coalition of labor unions in America has endorsed former Vice-President Joe Biden.