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GAAMPs Hearing!!!!!!

 

As much of a joke as these hearings are, CAFO neighbors are encouraged to attend and take your complaints and suggestions!!

 

 

For Immediate Release                          Contact: Bridget Beckman

March 29, 2007                                     517-373-1104 or

beckmanb@michigan.gov

 

 

Ag Department Seeks Input on Agricultural Management Practices

 

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the state's Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices (GAAMPs). Under the Michigan Right to Farm Act, all farm operations must conform to GAAMPs in order to receive nuisance protection. GAAMPs are reviewed annually and updated as needed.

 

WHEN:            9:00 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2007

 

WHERE:Michigan Library and Historical Center

           Lake Superior Room

           702 West Kalamazoo Street

           Lansing, MI 48933

 

WHAT: Public comment will be sought on all GAAMPs and changes are

proposed for the following: Manure Management and Utilization; Site Selection for New and Expanding Livestock Production Facilities; Cranberry Production; Pesticide Utilization and Pest Control; Irrigation Water Use; and Nutrient Utilization; and Care of Farm Animals.

 

Written comments may also be submitted by 5 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2007, to martintm@michigan.gov or the following address:

 

                       Michigan Department of Agriculture

                       Environmental Stewardship Division

                       P.O. Box 30017

                       Lansing, MI 48909

 

To view proposed changes, visit www.michigan.gov/gaamps , or contact the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Environmental Stewardship Division at (517) 373-9797.

 

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For Immediate Release			Contact: Bridget Beckman
March 29, 2007				517-373-1104 or
beckmanb@michigan.gov 


Ag Department Seeks Input on Agricultural Management Practices

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Agriculture is seeking public
comment on proposed revisions to the state's Generally Accepted
Agricultural and Management Practices (GAAMPs). Under the Michigan Right
to Farm Act, all farm operations must conform to GAAMPs in order to
receive nuisance protection. GAAMPs are reviewed annually and updated as
needed.

WHEN: 	9:00 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2007

WHERE:Michigan Library and Historical Center
	Lake Superior Room
	702 West Kalamazoo Street
	Lansing, MI 48933

WHAT:	Public comment will be sought on all GAAMPs and changes are
proposed for the following: Manure Management and Utilization; Site
Selection for New and Expanding Livestock Production Facilities;
Cranberry Production; Pesticide Utilization and Pest Control; Irrigation
Water Use; and Nutrient Utilization; and Care of Farm Animals.

Written comments may also be submitted by 5 p.m., Monday, April 23,
2007, to martintm@michigan.gov or the following address:

		Michigan Department of Agriculture
		Environmental Stewardship Division
		P.O. Box 30017
		Lansing, MI 48909

To view proposed changes, visit www.michigan.gov/gaamps , or contact
the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Environmental Stewardship
Division at (517) 373-9797.

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