Michigan Farmers on their way to Lansing to meet with legislature


24 MAR 2009 Co-owner of the Vlietstra Dairy Farm in Cooper Township, Fred Vlietstra, offers the first bottle to a new born calf. Vlietstra is a herdsman, managing the cows on the Vlietstra family farm, says he hopes the falling price of milk has finally hit bottom in the market. Mark Bugnaski / Kalamazoo Gazette

LANSING, MI. (WLNS) – Farmers from across the state are headed to Lansing so their voices can be heard by the state legislature.

Every year the Michigan Farm Bureau holds its Lansing legislative seminar to lobby for the interests of the industry.

The bureau is expecting more than 350 farmers from around the state to gather at the Lansing Center on Wednesday.

This year’s seminar will focus on industry growth, workforce development and infrastructure to support Michigan farms.

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