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Vice President Pence spends day in Michigan

Posted at 4:12 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 16:12:33-05

LANSING, Mich. — The VP arrived Feb. 25 at Capitol Airport, greeted some fans, then headed to Fleetwood Diner for some pancakes before hoping on a bus tour with stops at the Lansing Center, and later, Troy.

He delivered remarks at the Michigan Farm Bureau Lansing Legislative Seminar.

"Michigan Farm Bureau and farmers across this country stood strong with us as the president imposed strong tariffs on China to bring them forward. And I have to tell you, the way farmers really stood in the pocket was inspiring. Because the reality is that it created some uncertainty. But I heard farmers everywhere - I went across the country, (people) stopped me on the street and said, we know it's gotta be done, so we're going to stand with you while you get it done. 'Cause you all understand what it is to do hard things, to get hard things done. And because of the strong stand that you took, because of the strong stand president Trump took, just a few short weeks ago, we signed the phase one deal with China dealing with intellectual property rights and securing 40 to $50 billion in agricultural exports to China in the next two years. It's a start."

The seminar provided an opportunity for members passionate about Farm Bureau policy and issues affecting agriculture to meet members with shared interests, concerns and goals; help demonstrate to legislative and regulatory leaders the significance of our member-developed policy and strength of our county Farm Bureaus; learn from expert speakers about proposals being considered in Lansing that would impact Michigan farmers and the food and agriculture economy, according to their website.

In Troy, he will speak at a Keep America Great Event, before returning to Washington, D.C. Tuesday night.

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