Michigan Farm Bureau represents and enhances the interests of our members. Policy and politics play a key role in the organization as our staff and members serve as agricultural advocates. Working with local, state and federal elected officials and regulatory leaders is vital to the success of implementing our member-driven policy.
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Our policy evolves from individual member participation—the study, discussion and development at local and state meetings.
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April 12, 2019
With farmers comprising less than 2% of the population, agriculture is increasingly likely to get run over and left out if farmers don’t become more active in government.
Representatives of Michigan State University, Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) and Michigan Milk Producers Association testified before the House and Senate agriculture appropriations subcommittees this week to advocate for more stable funding of the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA).
Members from across the state brought back valuable lessons from the nation’s capital following MFB’s recent Washington Legislative Seminar.
April 9, 2019
According to Matthew Kapp, a governmental relations specialist for the Michigan Farm Bureau, a vote in favor of removing a zoning provision in Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices (GAAMPs) is expected to occur at the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development’s next meeting, May 15.
April 5, 2019
Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) recently coordinated a visit to Jem-Lot Dairy in Westphalia, Michigan for a group of Lansing-based state legislative and policy staff to help them become more familiar with the agriculture sector.