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February 16, 2020
Legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (MI) to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors at U.S. Borders, has cleared the U.S. House, paving the way for the package to be signed into law by President Trump.
February 14, 2020
“I just loved seeing the smiles on their faces when they get up on a big ol’ John Deere … or they got to see a little baby calf. A lot of them didn’t want to leave!”
After failing to get her 45-cent fuel tax increase enacted, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is addressing her “fixing the damn roads” platform via bonds already approved by the State Transportation Commission.
MFB Dist. 6 Director Travis Fahley and new state P&E Chair Julie Stephenson (right) flank that committee’s outgoing members (from left) Sharon Kokx, Pam Thom, Cathy Genovese and Lyndsay Earl.
County Farm Bureau members, specifically growers of specialty crops, and Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) staff traveled to Washington, DC earlier this week to advocate for agricultural labor reform and to participate in an ag labor conference, put on by the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE), of which MFB is a member.