Proposed policy resolutions approved by delegates at the county annual meeting

View the resolutions below that were approved at the county annual and submitted to the state policy development committee to be considered at the Michigan Farm Bureau annual meeting. 

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TitlePolicy
097-HighwaysPage 137, Line 96 Notes: Added additional language to cover electric vehicles We support adding a revenue collection component to the registration fees of all electric or alternative fuel vehicles, commensurate to the amount of lost fuel tax revenue. The formula should be based on average miles driven, average fuel economy, and average prices and should be indexed bi-annually. (TAX 92)
039-Educational ReformsPage 52, Line 76 Notes: Add additional language to existing policy We oppose state funding for individual students in post-secondary education.
051-Labor Housing ZoningPage 67, Line 19 Notes: Add additional language to existing policy We support creation of a Right to Farm GAAAMP for ag labor housing. Ag labor housing should be treated the same as other farm accessory buildings. (SA 33)
Local ResolutionWe are opposed to any extension of the current M-231 roadway due to the loss of farmland and possible acceleration of development.
 Reaffirmation of Submission 2018-70-2 We support the discontinuation of Daylight Savings Time in the State of Michigan and support a national effort to eliminate it altogether.
033-Right To Farm Reaffirmation of Submission #2018-70-4 We support the creation of a statewide township zoning appeals board to help protect the right to farm act against infringement by local government.
049-ImmigrationReaffirmation of Submission 2018-70-1 We support a pathway to legal status for the undocumented person that has an extended period of employment and has not been in trouble with the law.
075-Farmland ProtectionReaffirmation of Submission 2018-70-7 We support the education and promotion of farmland preservation as a tool for succession planning and the sustainability of farmland.
003-Animal CareReaffirmation of Submission 2018-70-6 We are in favor of limiting access to proprietary data of all confined animal operations
084-Private Property RightsReaffirmation of Submission 2018-70-5 We support stronger enforcement of intentional or malicious destruction of property, including large public events help in proximity to private property.
460-Perishable ProductsReaffirmation of Submission 2018-70-3 We ask the appropriate department in Michigan Farm Bureau to hold a series of meetings to inform members about PACA and the benefits it provides farmers. (B&IA MISC)
092-TaxationPage 137, Line 96 Notes: Added additional language to cover electric vehicles We support adding a revenue collection component to the registration fees of all electric or alternative fuel vehicles, commensurate to the amount of lost fuel tax revenue. The formula should be based on average miles driven, average fuel economy, and average prices and should be indexed bi-annually. (TRANS 97)
033-Right To Farm Page 67, Line 19 Notes: Add additional language to existing policy We support creation of a Right to Farm GAAAMP for ag labor housing. Ag labor housing should be treated the same as other farm accessory buildings. (LABOR 51)
 Reaffirmation of Submission 2018-70-3 We ask the appropriate department in Michigan Farm Bureau to hold a series of meetings to inform members about PACA and the benefits it provides farmers. (SA 103)