Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

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A tree-killing pest has made its way into the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and its spread has state natural resources officials concerned.

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There have been two identified cases of the invasive spotted lanternfly this month in Michigan.


Three adult flies were found dead in Kent and Wayne counties. 


State announces China agricultural trade mission

Aug 14, 2019
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State officials representing Michigan agriculture have announced a trade mission to China this fall. 

MSU Extension offers crash course on Michigan's lakes

Jan 2, 2018
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The new year will bring a new program to Michigan on the state’s many lakes. It’s titled the ‘Introduction to Lakes Education Course’ and it’s aimed at helping Michigan natives and transplants learn more about one of the state’s most distinctive features.

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The state is offering grant funding to help county fairgrounds become more usable year round.