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Michigan’s Green Industry – Continuing to GROW!

About the Industry
With a combined economic impact of $5.715 billion, Michigan’s nursery, perennial plant production, Christmas tree, sod producers, landscaping and lawn care industries continue to grow!

* We are the 4th largest Nursery State in the Nation!

*#1 specialty crop in Michigan
*Landscape services and Retail Sectors = $4.5 billion economic impact
*Together, all segments of the Green Industry account for a total of 36,162 individuals employed (Knudson & Peterson, 2012). According to US Census Data, this equates to 1 out of every 170 Michigan citizens between the ages of 18-65.

About Us

SB 332, introduced by Sen. John Moolenaar (R-Midland), would further clarify what types of fertilizer a person may apply and amends the Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act to:
•    Define a biosolid as “a product consisting in whole or in part of sewage sludge that is distributed to the public and that is disinfected by means of composting, pasteurization, wet air oxidation, heat treatment, or other means.”

Rep. Nancy Jenkins sponsored HB 4038 to name Autumn Olive as a restricted, invasive terrestrial plant species. The bill, supported by Farm Bureau, passed the House and awaits a hearing in the Senate Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes Committee. The bill also moves two other plant species from the current prohibited aquatic plant species list to a new, more appropriate, prohibited terrestrial plant list.

MFB Contact: Tonia Ritter


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