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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

Urgent Call to Action: Item Pricing 

By now, you have read in your local paper, seen on the evening news, or heard from your coworkers that Gov. Rick Snyder, in his State of the State address, announced his desire to reform Michigan’s antiquated item pricing laws.  “While some laws need updating, other laws are simply relics of a time past and need to be scrapped. Michigan’s 1970-vintage item pricing law is exhibit A,” Snyder said.

The Michigan House of Representatives will be taking action on the Shopping Reform and Modernization Act (HB 4158) next week. This legislation removes the burdensome requirement to individually sticker each item in a store, but still requires the price to be displayed prominently near items.
The reforms are designed to: 
•  Create a climate that attracts new jobs 
•  Eliminate a $2.2 billion hidden tax on Michigan’s economy 
•  Protect shoppers 
•  Strengthen Michigan’s proud history of consumer protection 
•  Reinforce attorney general oversight & tough penalties for violators

Your Legislator needs to hear that you support legislation to modernize and reform Michigan’s item pricing law. It’s important for Michigan retailers to be able to take advantage of new strategies to meet the needs of customers, giving them the best value and a great shopping experience. House Bill 4158 will help them do just that.

Visit www.modernizepricing.com and click on the “Take Action” link to “Sign The Petition Now” and/or “Call Your Legislators” to ask them to support these reforms.

As passed in the Michigan Legislature last December, “Beginning January 1, 2012… a person shall not apply to turf a fertilizer labeled as containing the plant nutrient available phosphate (P2O5).”

While the outcome was not entirely ideal for the Green Industry, MNLA worked diligently to secure key changes that lessened the negative effects.

We have commitments from partnering organizations and are working on introducing changes that will improve this Act for the Green Industry. CLICK HERE to see the language of Public Act 299 (PDF)


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