Food and Ag Business Resources The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development offers assistance to Michigan Agri-Businesses in starting and growing your business. The list below contains some of the core resource materials available to assist you. We invite you to review these materials and if you have specific questions, please refer to the map of regional contacts for the Office of Agriculture Development for further assistance.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service - Find Michigan Ag Stats NASS - The National Agricultural Statistics Service provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.