Cadillac’s 120 miles of off-road trails to be branded as year-round ORV destination
Thanks to a $48,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture and $52,000 in fundraising, the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau plans to brand Wexford County as a premier year-round ORV destination. “However, our ORV trails not only are used year-round, they fill an important recreation need in the spring and fall that don’t rely on perfect weather conditions. The ORV trails are separate from and in addition to the region’s 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. The ORV initiative will provide wayfinding, mapping, and marketing of existing ORV trails with attracting ORV users to the region and encouraging responsible recreation practices in mind. The Cadillac Area ORV Initiative is divided into four phases including research, development and planning, education and asset development, wayfinding development and installation, launch and promotion.mlive.com
Wallaby seen running free in Southeast Michigan, police want to identify owner
MONROE COUNTY, MI -- Police are trying to figure out who owns an exotic wallaby seen running free in Monroe County, north of Toledo. Monroe County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, Nov. 3 said the wallaby is reported to be in the Bedford Township area. Police reported the situation to the United States Department of Agriculture, which oversees exotic animal breeders and enforcement of exotic animal facilities. The wallaby is not considered a threat to the public or public health, deputies said. Anyone who spots the wallaby can call Monroe County Central Dispatch at 734-243-7070.mlive.com
Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks to the National Farmers Union
Competition means more choice when deciding where to buy and sell, and ultimately more money in the pockets of American farmers. During the pandemic, processors in several agricultural markets, such as poultry, beef and hogs, have generated record profits. American farmers have seen just the opposite. Consolidation in agricultural markets has reached a tipping point, making it hard for small family farms and growers to survive. And, just like every other American, American farmers, ranchers and producers are entitled to these benefits and a free, fair and competitive economy.justice.gov
Brown bear seized by feds at defunct Northern Michigan roadside zoo
James Svoboda told her the sheltered part of the lion’s enclosure had not been cleaned since the fall, she noted. Again, she found James Svoboda in direct noncompliance regarding care to the brown bear, lion, and bobcat. They wouldn’t tell us anything.”Regarding Grizzy’s facial wound, James Svoboda said he thought it had been resulted from an insect bite. “We called every vet within 20, 30 miles of here and none of them will go to big animals,” James Svoboda said. The Svobodas’ zoo garnered headlines in July 2014 when a visiting woman’s finger was bitten by Damba the lion.mlive.com
US agencies scrub websites to protect Afghans left behind
Multiple federal agencies that operated in Afghanistan and worked with Afghan citizens have been hastily purging their websites, removing articles and photos that could endanger the Afghan civilians who interacted with them out of fear of retribution from the Taliban.
White farmers blocked a much-needed federal relief program for Black farmers. The saga proved Black farmers won't overcome racism unless they take their economic future into their own hands.
Banks have used discriminatory policies against Black farmers forever. Those farmers should take matters into their own hands.news.yahoo.com
Wings are off the menu at Michigan BBQ joints after prices increase nationally 95% in one year
Food price inflation is pecking away at chicken wing deals, leaving some Michigan barbecue restaurants without a top-selling menu item. In some cases, customers expressed a willingness to pay more for wings to keep them on the menu, Stoliker said. Last month, with wing prices more than double, he reached his breaking point. In the two weeks it took Jones to recalculate menu prices and send it to the publisher prices have changed again, causing him to redo the menu once more, he said. Strong demand has also put pressure on chicken wing producers, restaurateurs said they became a popular takeout order since they kept well during delivery.mlive.com
Here’s 4 Steps For Michiganders To Have A Safe Thanksgiving
MSP, Kroger Partner To Provide Thanksgiving Dinners To 200 Families In MichiganEach meal donation will feed a family of 4-6 and includes a turkey and traditional sides. US Tells GM To Recall Nearly 6M Trucks With Takata InflatorsThe U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. Then We Need You!CBS is calling on Detroit Lions fans to celebrate the Lions. We need you to submit their video showing how you are the ultimate fan! Suspects In Kidnapping Plot Against Governor Whitmer Denied BondTwo men charged in a kidnapping plot against governor Gretchen Whitmer have been denied bond.detroit.cbslocal.com
Here’s where Ann Arbor YMCA is handing out free boxes of produce Thursday, Friday
ANN ARBOR, Mch. – On Thursday and Friday, the Ann Arbor YMCA will hand out free boxes of produce to community members faced with food insecurity. Boxes will be distributed at eight neighborhood sites within Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. In partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program, the organization has given out 25 lbs. Updates regarding distributions sites will be made on the Ann Arbor YMCA Facebook page.
Heres where Ann Arbor YMCA is handing out free boxes of produce this week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Ann Arbor YMCA is continuing to help feed those facing food insecurity in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. This Thursday and Friday, the Y will hand out free boxes of produce at 10 neighborhood sites. In partnership with the United States Department of Agricultures Farmers to Families Food Box program, the organization has given out boxes of fruit and vegetables from local and regional farmers since June. Unless noted as closed, sites are open to the public. Updates regarding distributions sites will be made on the Ann Arbor YMCA Facebook page.
USDA extends free meal for children amid coronavirus pandemic
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Monday the extension of federal waivers allowing flexibilities in child nutrition programs to continue feeding all Michigan children during the coronavirus pandemic. This means meals will continue to be provided to children ages 18 and under at no cost to the families. The program waivers were set to expire Aug. 31. Sen. Debbie Stabenow said the U.S. Department of Agriculture did a fantastic job last spring by getting food to needy children. She said the department waived rules and spent money to make it easier for children to get meals.
Heres where Ann Arbor YMCA is handing out free boxes of produce this week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Those facing food insecurity can turn to the Ann Arbor YMCA this Thursday and Friday for free boxes of produce. Since June 3, the Y has given out almost 1,000 boxes of produce every week. This week, boxes will be available at 14 distribution sites. There will be no food distribution by the Ann Arbor YMCA for the week of August 31 nor the week of September 7. Updates regarding distributions sites will be made on the Ann Arbor YMCA Facebook page.
Heres where Ann Arbor YMCA will be distributing free produce boxes today, Friday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Ann Arbor YMCA will be distributing free produce boxes on Thursday and Friday at 14 different locations to meet community needs. This week, the Y will hand out 900 boxes of food. Each box contains 25 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables from national, regional and local suppliers whose business has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative is part of the United States Department of Agricultures Farmers to Families Food Box program. Distribution of the produce boxes was originally scheduled to end in June.
Most trade war relief aid bypassed small & medium farms
According to U.S. law, the CCC was established in order to stabilize, support and protect farm income and prices. In its Market Facilitation Program, the USDA followed eligibility rules in the 2018 U.S. farm bill. In a digital exclusive interview, Lesley Stahl spoke with Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, who was one of 13 senators who voted against the 2018 farm bill. The 86-year-old lawmaker told Stahl he is still involved in his family farm and split the government subsidy funds with his son. 60 Minutes found among those who have collected farm bailout money are a banker, an architect and a composer living in various big cities across the U.S.cbsnews.com
Top 3 foods Google Mapped in every state
People say "it's as American as apple pie," but maybe that needs to change to "pizza." Google listed the top three cuisines searched in Google Maps in every state in 2019 and pizza was No. (The United States Department of Agriculture actually did a report on pizza consumption in 2014 and found about 13 percent of the U.S. population eat pizza on any given day.) Chinese food, breakfast, coffee and Mexican food were also popular among Google Mappers. Here are the three top cuisines searched in Google Maps by state in 2019.cnbc.com
Tip Top ready-to-eat chicken, turkey recalled due to possible listeria contamination
LAKANADETROIT - Ready-to-eat chicken and turkey from Tip Top Poultry has been recalled due to a possible listeria contamination. The recalled products have Est. See a list of all recalled products below. Numerous products are being recalled "out of an abundance of caution," according to the USDA. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.