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There's a lot of nonsense on YouTube but there is one video every Michigan resident should watch, and it's a must-see for parents and consumers.

It's called "For 2 Cents A Day the Michigan Department of Agriculture Protects You Morning, Noon, and Night" and it's on Michigan Farm Bureau's YouTube channel at

The video answers the burning questions on everone's minds when it comes to judging the value of state departments: What's in it for me? What's it going to cost me?

The short answer to the first question is: Everything! As this entertaining video shows, MDA is involved in our routine daily lives in ways we don't even imagine.

For instance, did you know MDA is responsible for making sure we get what we pay for at gas pumps and grocery stores? Or did you know that MDA is in charge of making sure the food we buy for pets is safe and meets nutritional claims?

Perhaps most surprising to learn is that MDA programs and services cost Michigan taxpayers just 2 cents a day.

Don't take my word for it. See it for yourself. It's 7 minutes worth watching!

Oh, and don't forget to share the video with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers by clicking the YouTube "Share" button.