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Michigan’s Green Industry – Continuing to GROW!

About the Industry
With a combined economic impact of $5.715 billion, Michigan’s nursery, perennial plant production, Christmas tree, sod producers, landscaping and lawn care industries continue to grow!

* We are the 4th largest Nursery State in the Nation!

*#1 specialty crop in Michigan
*Landscape services and Retail Sectors = $4.5 billion economic impact
*Together, all segments of the Green Industry account for a total of 36,162 individuals employed (Knudson & Peterson, 2012). According to US Census Data, this equates to 1 out of every 170 Michigan citizens between the ages of 18-65.

About Us

SB 351, introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive), would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to clarify that appropriate application of fertilizers and soil conditioners is not considered a “release”. The bill was referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee. Farm Bureau supports the legislation.

MFB Contact: Matt Smego

HB 4678, introduced by Rep. Kevin Daley, would reestablish the groundwater conflict resolution program as a mandatory mediation program for conflicts between a small quantity well owner and a large capacity agricultural well. The program was successfully implemented from 2003-2009, but was repealed in 2009 because of budget limitations. The program formerly was modeled after a law the state of Indiana has implemented for decades.


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