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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.

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HB 4512 would require removal of aboveground storage tanks (10,000 gallon capacity or more) for flammable liquids if the tank has been inactive for five or more years. Introduced by Rep. Doug Geiss (D-Taylor), this bill was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Farm Bureau is neutral on the legislation.

MFB Contact: Matt Smego

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

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