U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded McDonald's for its commitment to purchasing Michigan-grown agricultural products and supporting Michigan farmers. McDonald's Operators unveiled McDonald's From Michigan For Michigan campaign at an event held at Dietrich Orchards in Conklin with members of the Michigan Apple Association, Michigan Cherry Growers Association, and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan.
"It is great that McDonald's is buying Michigan-grown fruits, eggs, and milk-supporting Michigan farmers who are producing quality products," said Senator Stabenow. "With its 'From Michigan For Michigan' campaign, McDonald's is continuing its commitment to Michigan and our agricultural industry. When we grow things and make things in Michigan, we create jobs in Michigan."
In 2011, McDonald's and its independent franchises purchased $237 million in ingredients from Michigan farmers and suppliers including more than 20 million pounds of apples, 2 million pounds of blueberries, 77 million dozen eggs, and 5 million gallons of milk.