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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