GOP releases plan to help expand urban agriculture in Detroit

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.

The 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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