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Governor Snyder has declared March as Michigan Food and Agriculture Month, to honor and celebrate the diversity and abundance provided by Michigan’s farmers and the state’s growing food and agriculture sector. “The food and agriculture sector is one of our state’s critical economic drivers, contributing more than $101 billion to the state’s economy each year,” said Governor Snyder. “There is a tremendous opportunity for food and ag businesses to take a national leadership role in research and development, food processing, and exports from Michigan.” Some facts about Michigan food and agriculture including, Michigan has nearly 10 million acres of farmland and over 50,000 farms, Michigan ranks third in the nation for farmers markets, and Michigan is the largest producer asparagus, tart cherries, cucumbers, squash, Niagara grapes, and three varieties of dry beans.