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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Visit Michigan TODAY to Discuss Obama Administration Efforts to Create Jobs; Efforts to Revitalize Rural Communities
Vilsack to Join Senator Stabenow, Meet with Michigan Producers and Highlight Importance of Agriculture to State’s Economy
WASHINGTON, August 22, 2011- TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry to highlight the importance of agriculture to Michigan’s economy and efforts to boost job creation through agricultural products. Michigan is one of the most agriculturally diverse states in the nation, producing more than 200 different food commodities at farms of a wide range of sizes. The Michigan agri-food industry contributes $71.3 billion annually to the state’s economy, making it the state’s second-largest economic driver.
Monday, August 22, 2011
11 a.m. EDT
WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and U.S. Senator Stabenow will host a meeting with Michigan farmers and ranchers in Grand
Rapids to give Michigan farmers an opportunity to discuss their ideas for expanding jobs in agriculture. Local farmers and agriculture leaders will discuss with Secretary Vilsack some of the exciting things happening in areas like biofuels, food processing, and specialty crops.
WHERE: May Farms
7828 Fruit Ridge Ave NW
3 p.m. EDT
WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and U.S. Senator Stabenow will tour the Michigan Biomanufacturing Institute (MBI) and will see firsthand how innovative research is helping start-up companies produce new bio-based products and create jobs in Michigan.
WHERE: MBI International Headquarters
3815 Technology Boulevard
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