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Comment on proposed drafts of GAAMPsComment on proposed drafts of GAAMPs

Public input is sought on agricultural management practices until Aug. 27.

August 12, 2021

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GAAMPS: Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices includes eight areas of farm management, including manure management and utilization. filmfoto/Getty Images

It’s time again for the annual review of the proposed drafts of the 2022 Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices. Comments will be accepted via email, mail and a virtual public meeting scheduled for Aug. 25, according the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The GAAMPs are reviewed each year by committees comprised of various experts and revised or updated, as necessary. All proposed GAAMPs changes are reviewed and approved by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development.

All eight GAAMPs are available for public comment: manure management and utilization; care of farm animals; site selection and odor control for new and expanding livestock facilities; farm markets; pesticide utilization and pest control; nutrient utilization; cranberry production; and irrigation water use.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will forward all comments received by the due date to the respective GAAMPs Task Force Committee chairpeople for consideration before final review and presentation to the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development at the Sept. 15 meeting.

The proposed draft GAAMPS will be available for public review and comment until 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at Michigan.gov/RightToFarm.

Comments are accepted by:

  • mail to MDARD's Environmental Stewardship Division, P.O. Box 30017, Lansing, MI 48909, and postmarked no later than Aug. 23.

  • call into the public input meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 25, join the Microsoft Teams meeting or call 248-509-0316 and enter conference ID 736 004 915#

For a copy of any of these GAAMPs, including the proposed revisions, visit Michigan.gov/RightToFarm, or contact the MDARD's Environmental Stewardship Division at 517-284-5619, or toll free at 877-632-1783.

Source: MDARD, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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