The Grand Old Party has put together its own task force to expand urban agriculture throughout Michigan and especially Detroit.
Excerpt from Crain's Detroit Business
The task force, which organized public meetings and tours throughout the
state last summer, lays out policy and regulatory steps for the state
to act upon.
In regards to Detroit, the task force calls for the
state to assist the city in redeveloping abandoned property for
agricultural purposes and to expand and develop tax-free agriculture
renaissance zones for processing operations in the city.
report also calls for the state to provide incentives for Detroit to
adopt zoning changes that would create a lower tax rate for agriculture
and to withhold a percentage of state revenue-sharing dollars if
ordinance changes are not enacted.
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