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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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Advisory: Consumers Urged to Throw Away Potentially Contaminated Foods - MDARD and Health and Human Services are cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement in Ann Arbor on an investigation involving intentional food contamination at retail grocery stores in Ann Arbor. http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1572_3628-383985--,00.html
MDARD Announces Value Added/Regional Food Systems Grant Opportunity - MDARD announced a competitive grant program to promote the expansion of value added agriculture production, processing and access within the state. Proposals accepted until 3 p.m. (EST) on May 26, 2016. Find out more: http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1572_28248-382020--,00.html
MDARD Releases Export Forecasts for Key Michigan Food and Agriculture Industries – Interested in gaining access to market research without having to pay thousands of dollars? The reports are designed to assist companies in mapping out an export strategy for 2016 and beyond by highlighting consumer trends as well as historical and forecasted consumption. Find out more about these reports: http://michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1572_28248-381958--,00.html
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