Agriculture and Rural Development

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Copies of the reports listed below may be obtained by contacting the office at 517.373.8080 or contacting Kathryn Bateson.

Questions on the following documents should be directed to William E. Hamilton, Fiscal Analyst for the Agriculture and Rural Development budget.


Key Documents and Links

ball Budget Briefing

ball Agriculture Data

ball Line Item Summary

ball Subcommittee Testimony

ball Subcommittee Minutes

ball Agriculture and Rural Development Archives


FY 2022-23 Appropriation Bill Summaries


Special Reports


  • Fiscal Brief: Double Up Food Bucks April 27, 2021. Prepared by William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This updated publication describes Double Up Food Bucks, a program administered by the private non-profit Fair Food Network. The program increases the purchasing power of Michigan residents who receive SNAP benefits by providing a dollar-for-dollar match – up to $20 per day – to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at participating grocery stores and farmer’s markets.


  • Fiscal Brief: State Funding to Address PFAS Contamination [602K] March 1, 2019. Prepared by Austin Scott, Fiscal Analyst, Susan Frey, Senior Fiscal Analyst and William E. Hamilton, Senior Fiscal Analyst. This publication describes state funding for PFAS response in the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Health & Human Services.


  • Fiscal Focus - Horse Racing in Michigan - A Primer [708K] June 26, 2017. Prepared by William E. Hamilton. This publication offers a brief history of horse racing and legal gambling in Michigan; describes the statutory framework for horse racing in Michigan under the Horse Racing Act of 1995, including a description of how the act directs the distribution of money wagered on horse racing among horse racing participants; and describes state funding used in support of horse racing programs, including current wagering tax revenue and state appropriations.


ball Agriculture and Rural Development Archives