Stories tagged: "US Department of Agriculture"


Sugar Water or Syrup: Michigan Farmers Want You to Know About ‘Liquid Gold’ in Our Trees

Michigan is one of the best states in the country for maple syrup. So why don’t more people know about this hidden gem?

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16 Michigan Fruit Festivals to Check Out in 2022

The national cherry and blueberry fests may be the top contenders, but there’s more to see. Here’s a calendar of Michigan’s best fruit-related festivals for 2022.

President & CEO Devon Wilson hard at work with Sunlight Gardens volunteer.
Black Farmers in Michigan Finally Get Needed COVID Relief from Biden

After being all but left out of COVID relief under Trump, Michigan's 19 Black-owned farms finally are seeing support.

Terre Haute - Circa May 2020: SNAP and EBT Accepted here sign. SNAP and Food Stamps provide nutrition benefits to supplement the budgets of disadvantaged families.
Michigan Blocks Trump’s Efforts to Slash Food Assistance During the Pandemic

Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of states fighting to stop Trump's efforts to take food assistance away from out-of-work Michiganders.