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MSU Study Says Agriculture Contributes $91.4 Billion To Michigan Economy

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Liza C. Moore
Foster Swift Agricultural News Update
May 2012

On April 11, 2012, the director of the MSU Product Center, Chris Peterson, announced that a MSU study on 2010 data showed that agriculture contributes around $91.4 billion to the Michigan economy. According to the study, the economic contribution of the industry has increased 50% between 2004 and 2010. "The impact of Michigan's farms and the commodities they produce is 12 percent of the overall total, and their economic contribution has nearly doubled from less than $7 billion to more than $13 billion," Peterson said. "You’d be hard-pressed to find another business sector that has pulled through the recession with those kinds of numbers in just six years."

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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and MSU Product Center.