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October 10, 2019
While our focus is on fall harvest, don’t forget Nov. 5 is an election day in 73 of our 83 counties!
October 3, 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer this week exercised her line-item veto authority, eliminating nearly $1 billion in spending from the state budget offered by the Legislature last week, including striking $4.7 million in funding for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).
September 27, 2019
Farm Bureau leaders on the state-level policy development committee this week embarked on their journey crafting the slate of policy resolutions to be presented to delegates at MFB’s 100th annual meeting.
September 26, 2019
The state House and Senate this week approved their final version of the agriculture budget, along with all other state department budgets. The funding proposal for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) passed on mostly party-line votes; 22-16 in the Senate and 69-39 in the House.
Newcomers to the state-level policy development committee embody an advanced level of grassroots engagement.