Sen. Hansen, colleagues seek relief for fruit farmers

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LANSING —Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, and colleagues announce that they are seeking financial relief for Michigan’s fruit farmers, who were devastated by this winter’s early thaw and subsequent frost damage. Both the Michigan Senate and Gov. Snyder have urged President Barack Obama and the U.S. Agriculture secretary to declare southwest Michigan and all of Michigan’s fruit-growing regions disaster areas in the wake of weather conditions that devastated fruit crops, particularly grape production.

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