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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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Attention Food Licensees:Due to technical difficulties with our licensing system, MDARD has extended the license renewal deadline for all food establishment licensed and inspected by MDARD to May 31. Late fees will not be assessed until after this extended deadline. We hope this will alleviate any difficulties in meeting the renewal deadline. If you have licensing questions, please contact MDARD at 800-292-3939.
MDARD Unveils Cover of 2017 Michigan Agriculture Magazine - The fourth edition of the magazine focuses on “100 years of Food and Agriculture in Michigan” featuring companies like GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Michigan Sugar Co., Sportel Greenhouses, Vernors Ginger Ale, and Koegel Meats. These companies chose to start, build, and grow in Michigan.
- Michigan companies, MDARD partner to showcase Michigan's Food and Ag products to Global Buyers in Chicago: More than 60,000 food service leaders expected to attend
- First Case of Rabies for 2017 Confirmed in Bat
- Consumers Reminded to Use Caution with Door-to-Door Meat Sales
- Summer Gasoline Rules Take Effect on Thursday, June 1 in Southeast Michigan
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