Created in 1991, Potato Growers of Michigan, Inc. (PGMI) works to keep the legislature and decision makers in Lansing and Washington, D.C. informed on the needs of the Michigan potato industry.
As the key advocate for Michigan potato growers, PGMI members work to ensure that reliable economic data and sound science is the basis of decisions in Lansing that impact growers.
Some key issues that PGMI have impacted include:
• Water Usage Issues including Conflict Resolution and the Water Assessment Tool
• Project GREEEN’s legislative appropriation for plant commodity research
• Maintaining potatoes in the school lunch program
• Maintaining registrations of key pest controls and sprout inhibitors
• Maintaining funding and legislative recognition for Michigan's voluntary environmental programs
• Maintaining Michigan's flexible truck axle configurations
• Getting potatoes recognized as a vegetable and included in the WIC Fruit and Vegetable Voucher