Michigan Ag Now

Michigan Ag Now

The Michigan Agriculture Now Farm Network with Farm Director Rick Shields

Rick Shields

Michigan growers depend on minute to minute weather reports, conditions, and communication to ensure the quality of their product and livelihood. Finally there is one central solution that caters to the needs of the farming community. Michigan Agriculture Now is your connection to the farming community in Southwest Michigan.


As the area’s only member the NAFB (National Association of Farm Broadcasters), Rick Shields is a vital voice for area growers. Providing over 30 years of experience, Rick knows what matters to local farmers and families. His broadcasts include 20 daily ag reports heard across the state powered by Midwest Communications broadcast and digital platforms.

Michigan Agriculture Now provides content, live commodity reports, and trends providing Michigan farmers with what they need when they need it: now!

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Or you can listen to our podcasts online anytime! With Ag News updates from recent episodes of Agriculture Now with Rick Shields:

And the Midwest Agriculture Podcast:

  • Mon, jul 21 2014 - 11:47 a.m.

    Grain issues being talked about - It's YOUR Agri-Business

    Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch was in Washington Friday within 24 hours of when the Malaysian Plane was shot out of the air; it caused talk about grain with Russians. It was also at a time that we have grain ...

  • Wed, jul 16 2014 - 4:21 p.m.

    Looking to Bolster Beef Demand

    This July beef month provides a bit of a challenge for beef producers. With beef supplies at a 50 year low and retail prices at a record high, producers are challenged to fight price resistance, by stressing to the consumer ...