department of agriculture and rural development http://michiganradio.org en Michigan authorities are closely watching mysterious dog illness outbreak in Ohio http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-authorities-are-closely-watching-mysterious-dog-illness-outbreak-ohio <p>Officials in Michigan are paying close attention to a mysterious outbreak that's killing dogs in Ohio.</p><p></p><p>During the past month, more than a half dozen dogs in the Akron and Cincinnati areas have been sickened by a mysterious illness.&nbsp; About half have died, some only about 48 hours after first showing symptoms, which include severe diarrhea and vomiting.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:30:48 +0000 Steve Carmody 14342 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan authorities are closely watching mysterious dog illness outbreak in Ohio Brazil wants apples and blueberries, here's why that's great for Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/brazil-wants-apples-and-blueberries-heres-why-thats-great-michigan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When we think about food grown in Michigan, many people might assume that </span>Michiganders<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are the ones who are consuming it.</span></p><p>It turns out we aren't the only ones eating our state's crops.</p><p>Michigan is number 17 among other states in agricultural product exportation, but that could increase in the next ten years.&nbsp;</p><p>Jamie Zmitko-Somers is with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:08:53 +0000 Stateside Staff 12902 at http://michiganradio.org Brazil wants apples and blueberries, here's why that's great for Michigan Audit of Michigan food and dairy showed insufficient inspections http://michiganradio.org/post/audit-michigan-food-and-dairy-showed-insufficient-inspections <p>According to an audit released today, Michigan food and dairy facilities are not being inspected as often as they should be.</p><p>The audit of the Food and Dairy Division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development found that routine inspections were not always conducted.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 20:41:29 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12819 at http://michiganradio.org Audit of Michigan food and dairy showed insufficient inspections