Category Archives: Agriculture

Proos: New Law Allows Residents to Taste, Buy Local Wines at Michigan Farmers Market

Sen. John Proos is reminding residents and wine connoisseurs that new laws now allow small winemakers to offer tastings and sell wine at Michigan farmers markets. Continue reading

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Proos Tours Cassopolis’ Ag-Science Program

WSJM – Radio Jason Scott Reporting After introducing Senate Bill 66, which would help more schools bring technology-based learning to classrooms and promote career-based learning, state Senator John Proos was in Cassopolis this week to tour an Ag-Science program. Cassopolis … Continue reading

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Tele-Town Hall a Resounding Success

I recently held the latest in a series of “tele-town hall” meetings to discuss our accomplishments and to hear from residents about their priorities. It was a resounding success with more than 7,800 residents participating. Continue reading

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Program to Give 18,000 Christmas Trees to Military Families

It is the mission of Trees for Troops to give every family of America’s service men and women a wonderful Christmas morning that begins with gathering around an American- growth Christmas tree. Continue reading

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Berrien County Youth Fair Displays the Talent of our Youth, Builds Character

One of the highlights of summer takes place next week in Berrien Springs.

The talent of young people from across Southwest Michigan will be on display at the Berrien County Youth Fair, running from Aug. 13-18. Continue reading

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Allow Hunters to Help Farmers Protect Crops from Excess Deer

Agriculture is Michigan’s second largest industry, yet hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of crops are lost each year due to nuisance deer. The problem has been exacerbated over the years as the number of deer has increased. Continue reading

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Proos Nuisance Deer Legislation Goes to the Governor

State Senator John Proos says that he has a plan to help Michigan farmers better protect their crops from nuisance deer. Legislation that he introduced to hook those farmers up with eager hunters is now on its way to Governor Rick Snyder. Under Proos’ bill, farmers looking to rid themselves of those troublesome deer can simply contact the Department of Natural Resources and find out who in their county has signed up to be a special volunteer hunter. Continue reading

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