Proposed policy resolutions approved by delegates at the county annual meeting

View the resolutions below that were approved at the county annual and submitted to the state policy development committee to be considered at the Michigan Farm Bureau annual meeting. 

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TitlePolicy
076-Farmland Protection31 million acres prime farmland has been lost to development between 1992 and 2012 or within 20 years. That's 175 acres per hour, 3 acres per minute. If this rate continues only marginal land will be available for crop production. Our state, our Nation and USDA should take a serious look at this and not let prime arable soil be destroyed. Investors know little or nothing about agriculture or crop production. We must find ways to preserve the rest of the good productive soils we have.
045-State Energy Policy 31 million acres prime farmland has been lost to development between 1992 and 2012 or within 20 years. That's 175 acres per hour, 3 acres per minute. If this rate continues only marginal land will be available for crop production. Our state, our Nation and USDA should take a serious look at this and not let prime arable soil be destroyed. Investors know little or nothing about agriculture or crop production. We must find ways to preserve the rest of the good productive soils we have.
158-Narcotics and Substance AbuseMarijuana should not be associated as a crop and should not be eligible for any USDA agricultural subsidies.
028-Nursery-Floriculture-Sod and Greenhouse IndustryThe EPA and the DEQ are seeking to recommend the future production and use of Glyphosate (roundup) and chlorpyrifos (Loraspn); these products have been in use by the agricultural sector for several decades and have been a very effective and safe source of crop protection. We urge the continuation of production and use of this product.
418-Fiscal PolicyWe the People, the American Taxpayer, support and encourage the federal government taking measures to reduce and stop adding federal deficit.
075-Environmental Protection and AuthorityValue – added agriculture, including meat and poultry processing fruit and vegetable processing, wineries, etc. are an important part of Michigan agriculture and economy. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has removed the domestic equivalent for groundwater, wastewater discharge and are creating strict regulatory requirements to meet. We support protecting groundwater but oppose the unreasonable regulatory changes and requirements EGLE are implementing for food and agriculture processors.
549-WaterwaysWe support the WOTUS regulations that were in place as of December 31, 2020 and oppose changes to them.