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Agricultural Economy Features


Across Michigan, neighbors build nutrition literacy and food security

A battery of initiatives across Michigan are working to reverse food insecurity. We share stories of how neighbors in Grand Rapids, Detroit, and across the state are learning about the sustainable value of healthy, locally grown foods.


Food policy councils drive change in Michigan communities

From establishing equitable policies to planning farmers market events, the food policy council is a support system for the local food economy. Detroit and Washtenaw councils work locally and collaborate to address statewide issues, too.


Year-round produce cultivates employment, food access, and economy in Michigan

Innovative methods in growing and preserving Michigan food boost the local food economy — and not just during traditional growing seasons. See how Michigan businesses capitalize on farm-quality produce year-round.


Michigan hoophouse program benefits farmers, families, and markets

Low-tech by design, the simple hoophouse helps extend the farmer’s growing season. Learn how one Michigan program supports hoophouse farms so growers can stock markets, schools, and institutions with farm-fresh food year round.

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Good Michigan food: The ultimate Rx for good health

Michigan residents are learning about the strong connections between consuming healthful foods and better lifelong health. Programs in Traverse City, Grand Rapids, and Detroit are working to increase access to farm fresh foods so everyone, from kids to seniors, can enjoy better health.
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