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Pesticides, Plants, and Animal Feed

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Pesticides, Plants, and Animal Feed

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division is responsible for protecting human, animal, and environmental health through the regulation of plants and plant products, animal feed, fertilizer, and pesticides. In addition, the Division fosters economic development through the certification of Michigan-grown agricultural commodities and forest products for interstate and international trade. These programs are key to promoting the interests of the residents of Michigan and supporting the state’s $104.7 billion food and agriculture industry.

Plant health and certification

Plant Health Certification and Export

Preventing the introduction and dissemination of plant pests and diseases through the inspection of nursery stock, agricultural commodities, and forest products.

Plant Health Certification and Export
agrichemical bulk storage

Agrichemical Bulk Storage

Regulating commercial facilities storing bulk agrichemicals and private facilities storing bulk liquid fertilizers by requiring tank containment, a mixing and loading pad, and an emergency response plan.

Agrichemical Bulk Storage
Animal Feed

Animal Feed Safety

Protecting human and animal health by assuring feed products are safe and wholesome, with no contaminants and prober labeling.

Animal Feed Safety
Fertilizer & Liming

Fertilizer and Liming Materials

Regulating the manufacturers and distributors of fertilizers, soil conditioners, and liming materials for both farm and non-farm use and assures fertilizers.

Fertilizer and Liming Materials
Application for Industrial Hemp Growing Site Certification

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

Offering unbiased, third-party grading services and verification of fruit and vegetable quality based, as well as performing USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) audits.

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection
Hemp

Industrial Hemp

Overseeing the licensing, production, and distribution of industrial hemp licensing in Michigan.

Industrial Hemp