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August 13, 2019
Elected officials representing county, state and federal-level governments took part in a Berrien County farm tour Aug. 1 spotlighting the diversity and importance of local agriculture.
August 9, 2019
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with farmers and agribusiness leaders on Wednesday in Zeeland to discuss her proposal on increasing the gas tax to fix the state's roads. It was the second of three scheduled meetings around the state with representatives from agriculture.
July 31, 2019
Wayne County Farm Bureau invested time and resources this week into helping two of its mostly urban-focused state legislators gain firsthand agriculture experience and knowledge by visiting three area farms. State House Agriculture Committee members Reps. Alex Garza (D-Taylor) and Kevin Coleman (D-Westland) took part in the county Farm Bureau’s tour July 30, featuring several stops within earshot of Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
July 19, 2019
An impressive 400 Farm Bureau members sent messages to President Trump and Michigan’s Congressional delegation urging support of new and updated trade provisions within the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
July 18, 2019
U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow are among a bipartisan group introducing legislation to address the shortage of inspectors who protect our food supply and agricultural industries at the border by preventing the intentional or unintentional entry of harmful plants, food, animals and goods.