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Ag Report - The Importance of Eggs During Pregnancy

Rob Knecht on behalf of the Michigan Allied Poultry Industries talks about the importance of eggs during pregnancy. For more information, visit

Ag Report - Agriculture and Energy Efficiency

Jim Zook, Executive Director of the Michigan Corn Growers Association, talks about energy efficiency in agriculture and the importance of protecting our environment. By the way, did you know that agriculture is a thriving industry that employs one in four Michigan workers and contributes more than $90 billion to Michigan's economy every year?

Ag Report - How Technology is Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business in Agriculture

Scott Dumaw, Marketing Manager of Crop Production Services in Auburn Michigan, discusses how technology is revolutionizing the way we do business in agriculture. Site specific agriculture and grid soil sampling improves efficiency and minimizes environmental impacts.

Ag Report - Facts about Eggs

Val Vail-Shirey, Executive Director at Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, talks about the egg industry in Michigan. Eggs are one of the few foods that natural includes vitamin D. Did you know that Michigan is home to eight commercial egg laying operations that produce over 13 million eggs per day?

Ag Report - How Did Winter Impact Michigan Fruit Crops

David Schwallier, Brand Manager with Wilbur-Ellis Company, a Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals business in Sparta, MI discusses how winter impacted Michigan fruit crops.

Ag Report - Fertilizer Recommendations, Crop Conditions and Road Conditions

Clay Martz, Certified Crop Adviser and Manager of Crop Production Services at the Woodbury Farm Center. He talks about the agricultural outlook for the upcoming season and the role of CCAs in helping farmers make good planting decisions.

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