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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.

MAEAP Program Helps Michigan Farmers Protect Their Land

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a voluntary program aimed at promoting land stewardship.

Michigan’s Emerging Industrial Hemp Industry Holds Promise for Farmers

Michigan's new pilot program for growing and processing hemp provides opportunities for farmers throughout the state, laying groundwork for the future.

Michigan Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

52,194

Farmers Markets

338

Economic Impact

$8.6B

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

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