Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity through MDARD: Proposals due to MDARD by February 15, 2018 - MDARD is announcing a request for proposals through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Services. Read the full press release here.

FSMA Produce Safety Rule: Farmer Survey - Farms that grow produce covered under the Produce Safety Rule are encouraged to register their farms with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Registration is easy. For more information about the Food Safety Modernization Act or to t complete the brief survey visit Michigan.gov/FSMA.

MDARD to Hold Five Public Meetings Regarding Changes to Bovine Tuberculosis Zoning Order - MDARD will hold three informational meetings in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for cattle producers and community members in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Oscoda counties. Read the full press release here.

Hepatitis A Outbreak Information - Public health officials and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are continuing to see an elevated number of hepatitis A cases in the City of Detroit, and counties of Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Wayne, and St Clair. Visit www.michigan.gov/hepatitisaoutbreak for details.