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Michigan gets big benefits from farm bill

February 17, 2014
Daily Press

EAST LANSING (AP) - Michigan might be better known for its manufacturing muscle, but agriculture isn't exactly small potatoes: It generates $91.4 billion for the state's economy, and the state ranks at or near the top of the list nationally in production of tart cherries, blueberries, pickling cucumbers, apples, beans, carrots and geraniums. (When it comes to potatoes, it ranks ninth, but spuds are Michigan's leading produce crop.)



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