Strategic Growth Initiative Grant Program Announced to Boost Michigan's Growing Food and Agriculture Industry: Applications are due on July 22 - A grant opportunity designed to encourage growth in Michigan’s food and agriculture industry was announced today by MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams. Read the full press release here.
State confirms first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in free-ranging geese in Michigan: Three goslings in Macomb County test positive - The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have announced the state’s first confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2 in the state. The disease was found in free-ranging Canada geese in Macomb County. Avian influenza is a virus that can infect both free-ranging and domestic poultry such as chickens, turkeys, quail and geese. Read the full press release here.
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