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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- For the next three days, DeVos Place will be home to hundreds of Michigan Farmers as the 94th annual "Farm Bureau Meeting" unfolds.

The majority of the meeting will be fine-tuning 124 proposed resolutions that could become the industries marching orders going forward.

One of the biggest policy recommendations will be broadband internet access to Michigan's rural farming areas.

"We're probably at the stage where we're trying to create a lot of recognition of where the pockets are that need it at this point," said Wayne H. Wood, who is the president of the Michigan Farm Bureau. "We have a good idea but it needs to spread across our membership and the county farm bureaus need to get involved in this."

Wood adds that he hopes pressure is created by county bureaus to the companies that provide broadband internet access.

If you'd like to know more about the Farm Bureau Meeting agenda this week, click here.

 

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