Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover; audio on cage-free hen legislation

House Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Julie Alexander talks about Senate legislation now awaiting the signature of the Governor that would require egg-laying hens in Michigan to be housed in a cage-free system by 2025.  Rep. Alexander says Michigan is a national leader in egg production and that industry and consumer demands are leading toward cage-free…

Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover; audio on Tuesday’s joint ag committee meeting at MSU

House Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Julie Alexander talks about Tuesday’s joint meeting of the House and Senate Ag Committees at Michigan State University, saying Michigan farmers this year have endured record rainfalls and volatile global economic factors.  The joint committees heard from numerous Michiganders on the front lines of ag, with expertise ranging from crops…

Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover; audio on House vote on rescinding Governor’s EO

House Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Alexander speaks on the House floor Wednesday afternoon in support of HCR 1, which overturns the Governor’s Executive Order restructuring the Department of Environmental Quality.  Rep. Alexander says she is concerned the EO eliminates several oversight boards, a move she argues will negatively impact Michigan farmers.