Michigan Agriculture & Lumber Facts

Following are a few Michigan agricultural facts to think about as you go berry picking around the state or pick up locally grown produce at the farmer’s market.

  • Michigan ranks first in the nation in tart cherry production.
  • Michigan also ranks first in the production of blueberries and navy beans, cranberry beans, and black turtle beans.
  • Michigan is among the nation’s three leading producers of commercial apples.
  • Kalamazoo is the birthplace of celery. Commercial celery was grown for the first time in Kalamazoo.
  • In the United States, Michigan is among the top five states in the production of over 30 different types of crops.
  • Michigan’s forest products industry contributes over $8 billion to Michigan’s economy.
  • Michigan’s forest land acreage is the fifth largest in the continental United States.
  • Michigan’s forests are growing twice as much timber annually as what is actually being harvested.
  • Timber covers 48 percent of Michigan’s total land base.
  • The United States and state of Michigan publicly own more than a third of Michigan’s commercial forest land, or approximately 7,000,000 acres of forest. This amount of land, when combined, is larger than the state of Vermont.

 

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MADSIF: Dealers Working for Dealers

MADSIF, or the Michigan Auto Dealers Self-Insured Fund, is a Michigan auto dealer owned and operated group self-insured workers’ compensation fund. Established in 1980, MADSIF’s primary goal is to control the costs of insurance over a long-term period, and to provide a robust suite of services to support dealers around claims, MIOSHA compliance and inspection and proactive loss control.

With aggressive claims administration, low overhead costs, proactive loss control services and a unique dividend program, MADSIF currently insures more than 350 Michigan auto dealers, covering more than 17,000 employees. Find out more about MADSIF at www.madsif.com.

You can learn more about MADA’s other endorsed providers here, or call us at (800) 292-1923.