Michigan’s House Appropriations Committee approves a budget plan to continue investing in agricultural innovation.
House Bill 4229 makes key investments in the states second-largest industry.
The plan includes a $5 million investment in the Food & Agriculture Investment Grant program that supports food and agriculture expansion projects.
The proposal also has a $1 million investment in Michigan’s Double-up Food Bucks program that helps expand Michigan families’ access to fresh foods.
Advocates of the bill say it does not raise taxes or fees. The proposal spends $3.6 million less in general revenue dollars than requested by the governor.
House Bill 4229 now moves on to the full House for consideration.