Expand Pure Michigan promotion

Published 10:18 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2012

One of the things that makes Michigan agriculture stand apart nationally is the diversity of our crops and produce. Michigan is second in the nation in the number of types of crops produced, which is something we should take pride in.
I have introduced a resolution encouraging the state’s economic development and promotion agency to expand the highly successful Michigan apple campaign to other Michigan-grown products.
Given the positive reaction to apple promotion, it makes sense to extend this campaign to our state’s wide selection of agricultural goods.
My resolution encourages the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to work through the Pure Michigan Campaign and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote Michigan-grown foods.

Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, represents the 21st District, which includes Berrien and Cass counties and most of Van Buren County.