FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 16, 2015
Contact:          Chuck Lippstreu, Byrum & Fisk Communications
Michigan Bean Commission joins Agricultural Leaders of Michigan
LANSING – The Agricultural Leaders of Michigan (ALM) announced today the addition of its ninth member organization, the Michigan Bean Commission (MBC). The Commission, headquartered in Frankenmuth, works with more than 2,200 growers and related agribusinesses statewide to boost Michigan’s dry bean industry, a global leader and critical part of Michigan’s agricultural economy.
“Dry bean producers are an important part of Michigan’s world-class agriculture sector, and it’s critical that we continue to tell our story in a unified voice,” said Joe Cramer, executive director of MBC. “We look forward to working together with the Agricultural Leaders of Michigan to share agriculture’s positive impact across our state, while providing a trusted resource for policymakers and the media about what we do.”
ALM was founded in 2011 to provide a unified agricultural voice on policy issues, especially as Congress started work on the latest Farm Bill. Since then, ALM has routinely interacted with policymakers at the state and federal levels, as well as members of the media, serving as a resource to answer questions about Michigan agriculture.
In addition to MBC, members of the coalition include:
  • GreenStone Farm Credit Services
  • Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, Inc.
  • Michigan Agri-Business Association​
  • Michigan Corn Growers Association​
  • Michigan Milk Producers Association
  • Michigan Pork Producers Association
  • Michigan Soybean Association
  • Potato Growers of Michigan, Inc.​
More information on ALM is available at