Governor Granholm Underscores Importance of Agriculture to Michigan’s Economy in Weekly Radio Address
“We are a state of high-tech auto manufacturers, but we’re also a state of high-tech farms,” Granholm said today. “We are proud to be the second-most diverse state in the nation in agricultural commodities, from our wide variety of field crops to specialty crops like cherries and blueberries and asparagus.”
Granholm noted that the Administration is working to make
sure farmers continue to thrive in
Since 2003, the state has opened eight new Agricultural
Processing Renaissance Zones in areas like Calhoun,
The Governor’s address followed a week in which she
paid tribute to agriculture with visits to the Michigan State Fair, which
celebrated its 100th anniversary in the city of
“We are blessed in
The Governor’s weekly address is released each Friday at 10:00 a.m. and may be heard on broadcast stations across the state through an affiliation with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. The address will also be available on the Governor’s Website on Mondays as a podcast for general distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers.
Broadcasters Note: Governor Granholm’s radio address can be accessed through Sunday evening exclusively through the Members Only Page of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters website: www.michmab.com.
Publishers Note: The text of today’s address follows.
GOVERNOR JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
Radio Address – Agriculture and
Record Date: August 17, 2005
Release Date: August 19, 2005
Hello, this is Governor Jennifer Granholm.
One of the best family outings in
I had the privilege of traveling to the UP State Fair this
past week in Escanaba – and I was also at the State Fair in the Lower Peninsula
to celebrate a
This is a great source of pride for
The tradition goes back a century, but what hasn’t
changed in all that time is how vital agriculture is to our economy and to our
everyday lives, no matter which peninsula or which corner of
We are a state of high-tech auto manufacturers, but we’re also a state of high-tech farms. We have towering cityscapes and breathtaking landscapes. We’re a state of vineyards and stockyards, of combines and canneries and carburetors.
We are proud to be the second most diverse state in the nation in agricultural commodities, from our wide variety of field crops to specialty crops like cherries and blueberries and asparagus.
And we are working to make sure that farmers continue to
Since 2003, we’ve opened eight new Agricultural
Processing Renaissance Zones in areas like
And, for example, thanks to a new Community Development
Block Grant we announced just this year, Boar’s Head Provisions in
These steps and so many others are good for business. But they also protect our valuable farmland.
This is so important for
We are blessed in
Thank you for listening.