Environment
12:39 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Michigan Farm Bureau outlines 2013 agenda

Keeping up transportation routes, like roads and bridges, enables the agricultural industry to thrive and gain access to needed resources.
Keeping up transportation routes, like roads and bridges, enables the agricultural industry to thrive and gain access to needed resources.

More than 400 Michigan farmers had a chance to meet with state legislators this week to talk about their priorities for 2013.  The Michigan Farm Bureau has outlined three main focus areas for its agenda: access to markets, workforce development, and regulatory reform. 

Current State’s Kevin Lavery speaks with Jennifer Lewis and Michael DeRuiter, both members of the Michigan Farm Bureau’s board of directors.  DeRuiter says access to markets largely means having good roads and bridges, a cause for which Governor Rick Snyder is urging the legislature to spend more than a billion dollars.

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