Farm Bureau members work year-round to implement grass-roots policy for the benefit of the agriculture industry and likewise, to oppose initiatives that would harm the agriculture industry.
Throughout the past year, Farm Bureau members successfully advocated on the following issues:
Michigan Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau members advocated for the new $8.4 million agriculture industry research and development line item that includes:
Tax law amendments allowing farmers to use a portion of their land for non-agricultural purposes without disrupting the qualified agricultural property tax credit on the remaining land.
Clarifications on agriculture’s sales and use tax exemptions to exclude tangible personal property sold to a person in the business of constructing, altering, repairing, or improving real estate for an exempt agricultural purpose. The exemptions were also extended to include machinery used to install land tile or irrigation pipe to improve agricultural land.