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The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is comprised of six divisions that use a customer-driven, solution-oriented approach to cultivate and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguard the public’s food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; control and eradicate plant pests and diseases threatening the $101.2 billion food and agriculture system; preserve the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protect consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures.
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MDARD Announces Grant Opportunity for Food Processing, Food Hub Development: Proposals due by 3 p.m., Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is now accepting proposals for a competitive grant program aimed at helping promote and enhance Michigan’s $101.2 billion food and agriculture industry. Read the full press release here.
- MDARD Announces Grant Opportunity for Food Processing, Food Hub Development
- MI Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development Seeks Comments on Proposed Revision to Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut Quarantine
- Gov. Rick Snyder declares energy emergency to ensure adequate fuel supplies in wake of Hurricane Harvey
- State Agencies Investing $1.5 Million in Agriculture Research to Address Lake Erie Algal Blooms
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