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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Listen to Michigan Agriculture Now throughout the day on this Radio Station.

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, sep 29 2014 - 11:33 a.m.

    It's a full hour of Agriculture with a 125 Anniversary Wagon Train update

    Full show today! We start with Lucas Lentsch our Secretary of Agriculture and Jim Woster, Mr. Tri State Neighbor. The Farmers Daughter, Scott Varilek back from the Buffalo roundup, the Starks from Howalt McDowell, Duane from Billion with our Ram ...

  • Mon, sep 22 2014 - 11:46 a.m.

    Susan Randall joins Bill to honor her brother Michael

    Friday, South Dakota State University honored their 4 Eminent Farmer Rancher and Homemaker Honorees.As we did in 2013, our intent is to acquaint our audience with the best of the best over the next month. We start today with ...