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:

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  • Tue, aug 19 2014 - 11:25 a.m.

    Celebrating Dakota Fest Week

    This is the Dakota Fest week and well set the stage for the thousands maybe 40-50,000 expected Tueday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Well take our National Association of Farm Broadcaster microphones to Mitchell from 9 to 11 ...

  • Mon, aug 11 2014 - 11:52 a.m.

    Empire State Fair Memories, Russian Embargo of Ag Goods - It's YOUR Agri-Business

    Thanks to all of those last week who made our stay at the 75 th Annual Sioux Empire Fair should a memorable event. Memories will include the Pipestone Discovery Barn and the sow that gave birth to 13 piglets, our ...