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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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Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity through MDARD: Proposals due to MDARD by February 15, 2018 - MDARD is announcing a request for proposals through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Services. Read the full press release here.
FSMA Produce Safety Rule: Farmer Survey - Farms that grow produce covered under the Produce Safety Rule are encouraged to register their farms with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Registration is easy. For more information about the Food Safety Modernization Act or to t complete the brief survey visit Michigan.gov/FSMA.
Hepatitis A Outbreak Information - Public health officials and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are continuing to see an elevated number of hepatitis A cases in the City of Detroit, and counties of Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Wayne, and St Clair. Visit www.michigan.gov/hepatitisaoutbreak for details.
- Gov. Rick Snyder announces resignation of MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams, appointment of Gordon Wenk as replacement
- Bovine Tuberculosis Trace Investigation Identifies Infected Kalamazoo County Herd - Public Meeting Scheduled for March 7, 2018 in Hickory Corners
- Bovine Tuberculosis in Ottawa County Linked to Indiana Herd - Public Meeting Tuesday, March 6, 2018
- New Online Tool Offers Exporting Intel to Michigan Food and Ag Businesses
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