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Michigan specialty crop ratings slide

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National ratings for nearly 20 commodities in Michigan dropped in the latest ag census.

“The rankings are really important and they also only tell part of the story.”

Michigan State University’s Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics assistant professor Molly Sears focuses on specialty crop economics and tells Brownfield several factors are at play.

“We’re not seeing an overall change in Michigan’s rankings, but asparagus production in general is struggling a little bit,” she says.

Michigan specialty crop ratings slide