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Rearing & Stocking Fish

Michigan has a long history with stocking fish – but why? Those who manage the state’s fisheries are usually motivated by a many factors; to restore ecosystem balance, to provide diverse fishing opportunities, or to rehabilitate fish populations that aren’t doing well. Fish stocking in Michigan wouldn’t be possible without the Department of Natural Resources’ fish stocking efforts, led by six state fish hatcheries, three permanent egg-take stations, and numerous rearing ponds. The state’s fish production system annually produces tens of millions of fish for...
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Michigan Department of Agriculture and R...

LANSING—The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the Michigan recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. “This group of awardees really speaks to the diversity and scope of Michigan agriculture,” said MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams. “No matter how much time I spend in this job, it never ceases to amaze me how our growers and processors continue to elevate and refine their practices. And these specialty block grants are an essential resource for many of Michigan’s agriculture businesses that want...
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Michigan Receives $7.9 Million For Home ...

LANSING, Mich. – Vulnerable and at-risk mothers in Michigan will benefit from a $7.9 million federal grant to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Funding goes to the Michigan Home Visiting Initiative that promotes maternal, infant and early childhood health, development, and safety; school readiness; and strong parent-child relationships to improve health outcomes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that the grant to the initiative will run through September 2019. Early Childhood Home Visiting programs provide voluntary,...
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Schuette to Health Care Companies: Imple...

Bipartisan group of state attorneys general: “The opioid epidemic is the most pressing public health crisis our country faces.”  LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has joined with a bipartisan group of attorneys general from 17 state as well as the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands to call on more than a dozen health care companies that provide pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services to implement programs to reduce prescription opioid abuse. In addition, the attorneys general sent a letter to the president and CEO of CVS Health...
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Secretary Johnson: Motorists should have...

Renewals online or by mail can face tight deadlines Secretary of State Ruth Johnson encouraged — on October 17th — lawmakers to approve legislation that would eliminate fears about receiving a ticket for an expired plate tab if motorists waited until the last minute to renew their vehicle registration. Johnson testified in front of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in favor of House Bill 4535, sponsored by Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington, which gives vehicle owners a 30-day grace period to place their tab on the license plate after they...