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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

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 The program was successfully implemented from 2003-2009, but was repealed in 2009 because of budget limitations.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.

SB 277 would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to raise the requirement for marking of commercial motor vehicles to 26,001 lbs. This bill would clean up the law based on changes that were made to the Motor Carrier Safety Act in PA 231 of 2012, last session. Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R-Hamburg), the bill was referred to the Senate Transportation Committee. Farm Bureau supports the legislation.

MFB Contact: Matt Smego


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