Michigan Cattlemen’s Association, Fmr. Farm Bureau President, Highlight Strong Coalition of Farmers For John James

“John James gets my support because of his willingness to listen and learn about agriculture and because of his values” – Michigan agricultural icon Wayne Wood

Livonia – The John James for Senate campaign announced John’s Farmers Coalition Tuesday, which includes former Michigan Farm Bureau president Wayne Wood, and the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association, which serves over 15,000 cattle producers in the state.

“Michigan’s agricultural industry is the lifeblood of our state,” John James said. “If we want to remain a global leader, Michigan’s agricultural industry needs leaders in Washington that will ensure federal regulations make sense, and do not put Michigan farmers on an unequal playing field with our competitors.”

“Like many in the agricultural industry, I understand how to run a family business, and I understand what it means to sign the front and back of a paycheck,” James said. “I will work tirelessly, hand in hand with industry experts, to ensure Michigan’s agricultural industry remains a global leader.”

Michigan’s food and agricultural industry includes over 52,000 farms, employing over 900,000 Michiganders, making it the second largest industry in the state.


“It’s an honor to accept the endorsement of Wayne Wood, one of the most respected members of the Agriculture community,” James said after receiving the endorsement earlier this year. “Wayne has been a fierce advocate for Michigan farmers, and I promised him I would continue to listen and learn before I lead, which is exactly what we are doing by traveling the state and meeting with farmers.”


Farmers for John James

“John James gets my support because of his willingness to listen and learn about agriculture and because of his values; faith and family, God and country, and putting service before himself.”
– Wayne Wood is well known for his leadership in the agricultural industry which has spanned over 30 years, including a number of years as head of the states largest general farm organization (Michigan Farm Bureau). He also served as township supervisor (Marlette) and chaired the Sanilac Mental Health board for nearly 20 years

The Michigan Cattlemen’s Association is proud to support John James for United States Senate. Like many cattlemen, John James runs a family business. He knows what it takes to create jobs and he understands the need for policies that are science-based and common sense.”
– Michigan Cattlemen’s Association

“As someone who went to school with Sen. Stabenow, I can firmly say that Michigan needs a change in leadership on the floor of the U.S. Senate. As a farmer, Michigander, and past President of the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association, I fully support and endorse John James.”
– Garry Wiley, owner and operator of the 786-acre G & Triple J Farms. Former president of the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association Board of Directors and member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Board of Directors.

“I support John James because he is a successful business man a great family man and some one who loves and cares for our country and constitution. We need someone who represents Michigan opposed to a Washington party line voter.”
– Mike Geerlings – owner of Scenic View Dairy – a 2,200-cow dairy operation that has nearly 45 employees

Farmers for John James Leadership Team·

Wayne Wood, Former MFB Chair, Sanilac County
Julie Alexander, State Representative, Jackson County
Roger Victory, State Representative, Ottawa County
Triston Cole, State Representative, Antrim County
Dan Lauwers, House Majority Floor Leader, Lapeer County
Judy Emmons, State Senator, Montcalm County
Mike Geerlings, Scenic View Dairy Owner, Allegan County
Greg Alexander, Sanilac Drain Commissioner, Sanilac County
Dorance Amos, Amos Farms, Grand Traverse (Acme Twp)
Joe Hune, Senate Agriculture Committee Chair, Livingston County
Paul Ebels, Ebel’s General Store, Wexford County
Kurt Bisballe, Bisballe Forest Products, Missaukee County
Garry Wiley, G & Triple J Farms, Gladwin County
Steve Tennes, Country Mill, Eaton County (Charlotte)
Rick & Connie Schapman, Ingleside Farms, Macomb County
Jim Domagalski, United Soybean Board, St. Clair County
Michigan Cattlemen’s Association, Michigan

Farmers who want to join the coalition can sign up at: https://johnjamesforsenate.com/coalitions-farmers/