The pilot program saw 564 growers obtain licenses to farm 32,600 acres across 835 locations, along with 423 processors and handlers obtaining licenses.

Fall in Michigan means harvest time for farmers, and many Michiganders are already flocking to apple orchards and pumpkin patches to reap the benefits of that harvest.

A very different group of farmers are celebrating their first harvest as well.

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Caroline Llanes ~ MichiganRadio.org