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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.
A graduate of MFB’s 2019 Academy for Political Leadership recaps what he took home from the four-month crash course in American-style politicking.
July 2, 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed an Executive Order establishing a Complete Count Committee to assist in securing a comprehensive and accurate 2020 Michigan census count.