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Michigan Department Of Agriculture And Rural Development Accepting Applications For Michigan Agriculture Exporter Of The Year

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Liza C. Moore
Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update
February 2012

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is accepting applications for the Michigan Agriculture Exporter of the Year Award. "Our state's food and agriculture companies are producing innovative products showcasing the diversity and quality of our commodities while delivering safe and healthy products to both the domestic and international markets," said Keith Creagh, MDARD director. "Michigan's high quality agricultural and food products are helping our state compete in the global marketplace and expand into new trade markets," said Creagh. Applicants' products must be over fifty percent grown, processed, or manufactured in Michigan. Prior winners may apply five years following their prior award. Cherry Central Cooperative was awarded the title last year. Nominations must be received by Monday, March 12, 2012. Self nominations are encouraged.