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January 16, 2020
Michigan Farm Bureau is bringing a bit of D.C. to Lansing for members attending the organization’s Feb. 25 Lansing Legislative Seminar. Attendees will have a rare opportunity to hear from a special guest within the Trump administration. Members interested in participating should contact their county Farm Bureau as soon as possible, before the fast-approaching Feb. 7 registration deadline.
January 9, 2020
Michigan Farm Bureau's (MFB) Rob Anderson has been named Manager of the organization's Government Relations Department. He fills position vacated by Matt Smego who was recently named Associate Director of the Public Policy and Commodity Division.
January 6, 2020
MFB’s Board of Directors will advocate Michigan farmers’ priorities at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st Annual Meeting, Jan. 17-22 in Austin, Texas.
December 19, 2019
“Michigan Farm Bureau supports the Governor’s decision to veto House Bill 4687,” said MFB Legislative Counsel Andrew Vermeesch. “Farm Bureau remained opposed to the legislation even after our member-developed policy on wildlife was updated earlier this month at our organization’s annual meeting."
Farm Bureau members, agribusinesses, commodity partners and other stakeholders have submitted more than 800 comments in opposition to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s draft permit for large livestock operations.