drought http://michiganradio.org en Summer drought causes hay shortage in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/summer-drought-causes-hay-shortage-michigan <p>HOWELL, Mich. (AP) - A long summer drought has caused a shortage of hay in Michigan and sent prices skyrocketing.<br><br>The Detroit News reports Saturday that as a result, farmers, rescue groups and private owners throughout the state are struggling to feed their stocks, cutting budgets, turning to outside help and even leaving Michigan to purchase hay.<br><br>Cindy Ashley is the barn manager at Horses' Haven, a Howell-based nonprofit group that cares for aged, abused, rescued and neglected animals.<br> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:58:03 +0000 The Associated Press 10048 at http://michiganradio.org USDA responds to spreading drought with more help for farmers http://michiganradio.org/post/usda-responds-spreading-drought-more-help-farmers-0 <p>Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared four additional Michigan counties natural disaster areas due to continuing dry conditions.</p><p>Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, and St. Joseph counties have all joined the list.</p><p>This brings the number of counties experiencing drought up to 38 in Michigan, and 1,234 nationally, as counted during the 2012 crop year.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:46:17 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8436 at http://michiganradio.org USDA responds to spreading drought with more help for farmers Michigan's community water systems flowing despite drought http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-community-water-systems-flowing-despite-drought <p>Michigan&rsquo;s municipal water systems appear to be holding up well as a mild drought increases demand for water.</p><p></p><p>The drought is most acute in southern parts of Michigan. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:35:10 +0000 Steve Carmody 8366 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's drought is growing worse http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-drought-growing-worse <p>Look at any of the scorched lawns in Michigan, and you can see the state is in the grip of a drought. And the grip is tightening.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 20:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8266 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's drought is growing worse