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July 24, 2015
Bigger isn’t just better for transporting heavy loads of agricultural products on Michigan’s roads. It turns out bigger—as in 11-axle freight-hauling trucks—is best for everyone, according to study findings announced recently at Zeeland Farm Services.
A who’s-who of the state’s pork industry convened in a field outside Coldwater July 23 to turn over a row of mirror-buffed shovels, symbolically beginning the construction of the biggest new agricultural processing facility in Michigan’s recent memory. Look for the same group two years from now to reconvene wielding oversized ceremonial scissors at a ribbon-cutting¬—to open Clemens Food Group’s new pork processing plant.
July 17, 2015
Dist. 86 State Representative Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R-Alto) spent much of Wednesday evening's Kent County Farm Focus Member Picnic nodding in agreement with her constituents. She was among a handful of elected officials and staff representatives to show their support for the Kent County Farm Bureau during the gathering at Townsend Park just east of Grand Rapids.
Agriculture is always a fertile landscape for journalists. It touches every part of our daily existence—from birds-and-bees discussions to ag-related businesses such as local restaurants and microbreweries to shifting climate patterns. And according to MLive and Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Rosemary Parker, there’s never a shortage of stories to tell about our food supply.
July 16, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder signed House Bill 4391 into law July 9 as Public Act 118 of 2015, broadening the funding base for the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program. Snyder hosted a ceremonial bill signing July 15 alongside bill sponsor State Rep. Dan Lauwers and a host of stakeholders representing Michigan agriculture.
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