Michigan has a rich tradition of farming and agriculture. From beans, corn, blueberries, cherries, potatoes and cucumbers, Michigan is a leading producer of many agricultural commodities. Many farms date back generations, yet have recently developed new technologies that have revolutionized how farmers cultivate their land. Driving this is a competitive global marketplace and the research being done in the district at Michigan State University. As the original land grant college and a leader in agricultural studies, Michigan State is an invaluable resource for farmers in Michigan.
As the Representative for Michigan’s Eighth District, I look forward to working with researchers and growers to help ensure continued innovation and success. By working with researchers, growers, processers and distributers, I hope to further Michigan products by increasing quality and reducing costs.
I also support efforts to get local crops into school cafeterias. Farm to School programs not only provide a steady market for farmers to sell their products with low transportation costs, but also provide low-cost, fresh food for our children at school.
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