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Agriculture Commission and MDARD Seeking Public Input on Agricultural Management Practices: Deadline to provide comment is December 12, 2014 - The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development and MDARD today announced a public input meeting and review period has been scheduled for December 12, 2014 in order to gather comments on the 2015 drafts of the state’s Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices (GAAMPs). Read the full press release hereVisit the MDARD Right to Farm web page here.

Gov. Rick Snyder says economic impact of food, agriculture industry surpasses $100 billion goal: MSU Product Center estimate shows impact now at $101.2 billion 
– Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that Michigan’s food and agriculture system has surpassed its economic impact goal of $100 billion. According to an interim estimate by the Michigan State University Product Center, Michigan’s agri-food system has reached a total annual economic impact of $101.2 billion. Snyder has continually encouraged the industry set its sights on topping the $100 billion mark. Read the full press release hereSee the infographic here.

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