The Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association, Inc., (MACMA) is Michigan Farm Bureau's commodity marketing affiliate. MACMA provides marketing, bargaining, and various other group marketing and related services for its farmer members.
As a voluntary membership organization, MACMA represents approximately 1,000 farmer members who work together to improve their farms' profitability. MACMA's objective is obtaining full market values and improved returns for members' commodities.
MACMA is divided into two divisions—the Apple Division and Asparagus Division—each which serve the unique commodity needs of their members.
The Michigan Processing Apple Growers Division has more than 600 members who grow approximately 60 percent of the state's processing apples. In addition to negotiating prices with processors, the division works on the behalf of its members to help resolve challenges facing the apple industry.
The Asparagus Growers Division has more than 150 members who represent about two-thirds of the processed asparagus in Michigan. Its purpose is to negotiate and obtain true market value for asparagus produced by members and to represent members on issues affecting production and marketing.
Explore resources for Michigan fruit and vegetable growers from sources including Michigan State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, DriftWatch/FieldWatch, and more.