• yourjizzx cum
  • Most Popular Posts
    • 1
    • 2
    Prev Next

    The Michigan Right to Farm Act

    Peter Goralski

    Michigan Right to Farm Act
    Act 93 of 1981
     
    The Michigan Right to Farm Act was initially passed in 1981 with the intent of protecting farmers from nuisance lawsuits. The act has been amended several times since. In short, the law says that farmers
    ...

    Read more

    Interview: Jim Byrum, Michigan Agri-Business Association

    Background Jim Byrum graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in public affairs management. Being raised in a farming family he had a passion for agriculture and focused his interest there. He as served in positions important to the health of agriculture including the state executive director of the U.S. Department ...

    Read more

    Farmland Preservation and Wind Power

    Peter Goralski

    Farmers enrolled in Michigan's farmland preservation program, commonly known as PA 116, and wishing to have wind turbines installed on their land, have faced uncertainty over their status under PA 116 until now. The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued a statement regarding the department's stance towards the placement of ...

    Read more

    Interview with Wine Specialist John Russo

    Peter Goralski

    The intent of this interview was to discuss the new piece of legislation which would ban the direct shipment of wine to consumers within Michigan and its relationship to the wine industry, hence the agricultural aspect. Since the interview was conducted, Governor Granholm has signed the bill and it was assigned ...

    Read more

    National Food Safety

    Peter Goralski

    NPR has a report on a possible overhaul of the U.S. food safety system. Currently food safety is the responsibility of a myriad of federal agencies with different jurisdictions depending on the food in question. Tom Vilsack, the new agriculture secretary has suggested that the responsibility of food safety fall under ...

    Read more

    Waterkeeper: Federal Regulations on CAFOs

    Peter Goralski

    In February of 2003, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised requirements which changed the federal regulation of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). These changes were challenged by several different groups. The case eventually made its way to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The case, Waterkeeper Alliance et al. v. EPA ...

    Read more

    Michigan Farm Bureau Supports Snyder's Plan to Split the DNRE

    Matt Grossmann

    Governor-elect Rick Snyder has announced his plan to split the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) back into two departments, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Snyder presented his plan on December 1 at the Michigan Farm Bureau's annual meeting held at ...

    Read more

    Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices

    Peter Goralski

    In 1981, the Michigan legislature passed the Michigan Right to Farm Act. This act guaranteed certain protections to farmers, provided they followed specified guidelines. These guidelines took the form of Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices or GAAMPs. (1)

     

    .

    Read more

    Michigan Farm Performance

    Peter Goralski

    The United States Department of Agriculture's 2007 Agricultural Census has been released. An article in the Muskegon Chronicle provides a nice summary from a Michigan perspective. The good news is that Michigan livestock and crop sales increased by 53 percent from the previous census in 2002 ...

    Read more

    Proposed Promotion of Urban Agriculture by Land Banks

    Chelsea Neblett

    Senate Bill 1015 would amend the current Land Bank Fast Track Act, specifically sections 2 and 4. The Land Bank Fast Track Act presently allows state and local governments "to assemble or dispose of public property...to promote economic growth". Senate Bill 1015 would add the promotion of urban agriculture to the ...

    Read more
    .
    Home
    Agriculture
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Commerce & Regulation
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Criminal Justice
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    In The Courts
    Timeline
    Employment
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Great Lakes & Recreation
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Energy and Environment
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Health Care
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    K-12 Education
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Morality and Family
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Political Reform
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Social Services & Seniors
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    State Budget
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Taxes
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Transportation
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline
    Urban Affairs
    Policy Briefs
    Current Issues
    National Context
    Interviews
    Blog
    Most Popular Posts
    Timeline

    About Us

    The Michigan Policy Network is a student-led public education and research program to report and organize news and information about the political process surrounding Michigan state policy issues. It is run out of the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, with participation by students from the College of Social Science, the College of Communication, and James Madison College. 

    Read more about us...

    Sponsors

    Michigan State University    Department of Political Science 
     College of Communication Arts & Sciences    James Madison College
     College of Social Science    University Outreach and Engagement

     

    The thoughts, opinions, and positions represented herein are solely those of the participating students and in no way represent an official position or policy recommendation of Michigan State University.

    Our sponsors...

    Meet your Policy Fellow: Jeffrey Astrein

    Jeffrey Astrein is Agriculture correspondent and fellow for the Michigan Policy Network. Jeffrey is a senior at Michigan State University.