Strengthening Agriculture & Rural Communities
Agriculture is one of Michigan’s biggest industries, keeping our economy strong, supporting our rural communities and sustaining millions of families who depend on a safe and affordable food supply. As the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation, Michigan’s blueberries, apples, cherries and sugar beets are just a handful of the roughly 300 crops we grow and ship across the country and the world. Agriculture accounts for one out of four Michigan jobs, and our hardworking farmers, growers and producers use our state’s unique climate and resources to support this important industry and help feed the nation.
Gary is proud to have voted for the bipartisan Farm Bill in 2014 to support Michigan’s thriving agricultural industry. The Farm Bill provides much-needed certainty to our farmers and agricultural producers while investing in the success of our small towns and rural communities.