Rep. Lower: Farms are key to our region and state’s future

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State Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, stood with his fellow Republican representatives at the Capitol today as the 2017-18 House Action Plan was announced during a news conference.

While Lower saw several areas that will serve as the best way forward for all of Michigan, he also recognized what works best for Montcalm and Gratiot counties.

“I firmly agree that making our government live within its financial means and expanding on our skilled trades training will benefit all of us,” Lower said. “One key item that stands out to me is seeking to preserve agriculture as the No. 2 industry in Michigan. We’ve seen firsthand how economic development supports the growth of our family farms, especially with the dairy industry but also with potatoes, corn, sugar beets and all the other exceptional crops growing on our farms.”

“My goal in the House is to do what I can for Montcalm and Gratiot counties and I can see where we can benefit from working with this comprehensive blueprint over the next two years. We need to support our current successes, but also look to areas where we can grow in the region.”

A full copy of the Action Plan can be accessed online at: