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Changing the Paradigm in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay with Public-Private Partnership

by Jim Byrum, President of the Michigan Agri-Business Association
The views presented in these blogs are those of the authors.

In the Great Lakes region, all eyes are on water quality and agriculture is front and center in that conversation.

Water quality concerns in the Great Lakes came to the forefront last fall with the shutdown of the Toledo drinking water supply as a result of a harmful algae bloom in Lake Erie. While many factors played a role in that event – invasive species, malfunctioning septic and sewage systems, and climate change – agriculture was also involved.