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MAEAP verification helps a new farm operation invest for the future

John and Wendy Winkel did not grow up farming, but when they saw Grandpa Tiny’s Farm in Frankenmuth for sale almost four years ago, they knew they needed to buy it. “We discovered this farm with a small petting area kind of on a whim. What started as coming here once a year, turned into […]

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MAEAP Verifies 54 Farms in June

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing 54 farms for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices. Technical assistance was provided by local Conservation Districts. The Michigan Agriculture Environmental […]

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MAEAP Verifies 50 Farms in May

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing 50 farms for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices. Technical assistance was provided by local Conservation Districts. The Michigan Agriculture Environmental […]

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MAEAP Verifies 165 Farms in February, March, and April

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing 165 farms for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices. Technical assistance was provided by local Conservation Districts. The Michigan Agriculture Environmental […]

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MAEAP Verifies 42 Farms in January

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing 42 farms for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices. Technical assistance was provided by local Conservation Districts. The Michigan Agriculture Environmental […]

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MAEAP Verifies 38 Farms in December 2018

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is recognizing 38 farms for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices. Technical assistance was provided by local Conservation Districts. The Michigan Agriculture Environmental […]

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Pictured (left to right) Chief Matt Lohr, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, a banner sign, and Director Gary McDowell, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Farmers, Ag Leaders, Officials Celebrate Major Milestone in Environmental Protection Program

LANSING – Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) celebrated its 5,000th verification with an event at the Lansing Center. More than 500 farmers, commodity representatives, and agriculture and conservation organizations gathered to celebrate MAEAP’s achievement with exhibit booths, guest speakers, and a presentation of awards. […]

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State of Michigan Awards FCA US Dundee Engine Plant with Environmental Verification

  State of Michigan Awards FCA US Dundee Engine Plant with Environmental Verification LANSING – An achievement usually reserved for Michigan’s farmers and private forest owners, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Dundee Engine Plant has earned verification in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program. FCA US is the first automaker to receive this recognition, administered […]

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Tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest MAEAP Message from Pat Driscoll.

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