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Friday, 19 July 2013 10:01

Sanilac County Farms Recognized by MAEAP

(SANILAC COUNTY) -- The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program has recognized two farms in Sanilac County for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices. The Sanilac Conservation District provided technical assistance. The Goma Dairy Farm of Marlette was recognized as a verified farm in the Farmstead System and Stoutenburg Farms of Sandusky, as a verified farm in the Livestock System. To become MAEAP verified, farmers must complete three comprehensive steps, which include attending an educational seminar, conducting a thorough on-farm risk assessment, and developing and implementing an action plan addressing potential environmental risks. To remain verified, inspections are conducted every 3-years and action steps must be followed.