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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.
July 10, 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced appointments to the Michigan Potato Industry Commission, including several Farm Bureau members. The appointments also follow the commission’s recent announcement naming Kelly Turner as its new executive director.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited Eaton County Farm Bureau member Duane Smuts on Monday, July 8, to see an example of the damage and hardship experienced by many Michigan farmers caused by this spring’s unprecedented and extremely cool, wet weather.
July 3, 2019
Congressman Fred Upton took the opportunity to visit three farming operations in Southwest Michigan on July 2, 2019; a specialty crop farm, a dairy, and a beef cattle/cropping operation. He heard first-hand from producers about the challenges they’ve faced this year due to weather, unfair trade practices, and labor issues. And, he heard concern from farmers still waiting on approval of a USDA Disaster Designation.