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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 Seeks Food Safety Education and Training Grant Proposals - We're seeking grant proposals for food safety education and training as part of the Food Safety Education Fund grant program. Grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than 5 p.m. on Monday October 31, 2016. An electronic copy of the Request for Proposals, including grant criteria, is available here.
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MDARD Launches Podcasts Highlighting Key Food and Ag Issues - This podcast focuses on the critical role H-2A guest workers play in the success of the modern food and agriculture industry. Listen as MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams talks about what she would like to see change at the federal level to help Michigan’s farmers and growers: http://1.usa.gov/1VMOKVQ
- MDARD Announces Value-Added Grant Opportunity Proposals Due by 3 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016
- MI Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development Accepting Pesticide Notification and Certified Organic Farm Registry Applications
- MI Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development Honors Its Outstanding Employees For 2016
- Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Announces Specialty Crop Grant Awardees
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