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Michigan Agriculture

Michigan Agriculture

Michigan Agriculture

Michigan agriculture encompasses a true cornucopia of commodities, including dry beans, red tart cherries, blueberries, cucumbers for pickles, floriculture products, beef, Christmas trees and dairy products, just to name a few. The Great Lakes State’s food and agriculture industry is worth a whopping $101.2 billion, and Michigan consistently ranks in the top 10 in the nation for more than 51 different commodities.

To keep those crops and livestock thriving on more than 51,600 farms covering 9.94 million acres of land across the state, Michigan farmers have to focus on the environment. As the original conservationists, farmers understand the importance of conserving natural resources to keep them efficient in business, protect their livelihood, and preserve land for future generations of Michigan farmers.

How Historical Farms Add Value to Michigan Agriculture

Michigan Centennial Farm program honors historical farms run by families for at least 100 years.

Why Michigan is a Great Place for First-Time Farmers

New farmers find their path to successfully do what they love.

Michigan Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

52,194

Farmers Markets

338

Economic Impact

$8.6B

yr.
Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service), USDA

Recent Articles

Michigan’s Women and Minority Farmers Are Gaining Ground

Michigan agricultural organizations support underserved farmers and communities.

Why Urban Gardens Are a Positive Addition to Michigan Agriculture

Urban gardening projects Edible Flint and Project Grow provide residents with healthy, fresh food.

Other Articles

Michigan Pork Producers Push for Biosecurity

Biosecurity and research move state’s pork industry forward.

How Michigan Forest Programs Benefit Landowners, the Environment

Two forest management programs help grow the economy.

Agriculture Careers in Michigan

You don’t have to be a farmer to work in agriculture.

Michigan is Farming Responsibly

The true value of clean freshwater is crystal clear, and Michigan farmers and producers are taking huge...

Michigan’s Top 10 Agricultural Commodities [Infographic]

See an interesting infographic showing Michigan's top ten agricultural commodities, based on cash receipts.

Michigan Agriculture 2017

Michigan Agriculture is a guide to Michigan's farms, forests, food and exports. This magazine is published in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development and...

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