Challenges in agriculture economy may affect 4-H livestock auctions

Marie Evening News - 08-11

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The spring of 2019 has been rough on farmers throughout the Midwestern United States, including Michigan. Unprecedented weather patterns combined with uncertainty in markets have created many challenges in the current agricultural economy. Some farms are facing potential shortfalls in income that could affect their financial stability in the coming year. 4-H members who will be marketing animals at county fairs in the coming weeks should consider these circumstances as they finalize their fair projects.