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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 Awards Grant to Support High Pressure Processing for Michigan Food and Agriculture Companies - During its regularly scheduled meeting on July 19, 2017, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to award a Food and Agriculture Investment Program grant to Great Lakes HPP, LLC in Taylor, Michigan.
Moving Goalposts: The Challenge of Lake Erie Algal Blooms: Part 1 - In this four-part blog series, an agricultural newbie attempts to explain one of the Great Lakes’ biggest challenges.
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