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The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is comprised of six divisions that use a customer-driven, solution-oriented approach to cultivate and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguard the public’s food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; control and eradicate plant pests and diseases threatening the $101.2 billion food and agriculture system; preserve the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protect consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures.
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"Understanding the New Updates to the Michigan Feed Law" Video - MDARD's Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division hosted an informational webinar on the updates to the Michigan Feed Law. Watch the video of it here.
Threat of avian influenza returns with wild bird migration - MDARD and the DNR reminds domestic poultry owners to be aware of the disease risks present during the fall migration of wild birds. Wild birds can carry various diseases that may spread to poultry operations if the wild and domestic birds have an opportunity to intermingle.
- Consumer Advisory: Uncle John's Cider Mill Old Fashioned Apple Cider potentially contaminated with E. coli
- State Recognizes the First MAEAP Verified Woodland
- MI Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development Accepting Pesticide Notification and Certified Organic Farm Registry Applications
- MI Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development Honors Its Outstanding Employees For 2015
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