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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 Maple Sugar Production is one of the oldest forms of Agriculture in Michigan. We have a vast underutilized Maple resource with huge potential for expansion. MFB supports the expansion of Michigan's Maple Sugar industry and the promotion and marketing of pure made-in-Michigan Maple Syrup, Maple Sugar, and products containing it.
044-State Energy PolicyInsert after line 10: Incentives for the expansion of access to natural gas for rural areas.
004-Animal HealthWe propose adding a new bullet point beginning on Line 19, under "we support" * The establishment and utilization of a 6-month health certificate for livestock movement.
082-Nonpoint Source Pollution and Watershed Management We also propose a new bullet point after line 73, that reads: * We support the development of a state funded cover crop program, potentially through the groundwater protection fee, that helps to reduce nutrient runoff and enhance soil fertility.
102-Safety on RoadwaysThe increasing misuse of slow moving vehicle sings poses a danger to farm operators transporting machinery on public roads. These highly visible emblems are intended to identify vehicles and equipment which cannot reach speeds compatible with other traffic. When these are used as driveway or mailbox markers, it dilutes their effectiveness and causes drivers to tend to ignore them. In the past, our local law enforcement has effectively policed this misuse with positive results. We request that increased attention again be given to this issue for the safety of equipment operators and operators of overtaking vehicles.
034-Sound Scientific Research Standards We propose adding a new bullet point on line 87, under "we support" * That sound science be utilized in determining the level of impact when dealing with emerging contaminate issues. Before any new regulations are developed the financial impact and liability to the affected community must be determined.