Michigan Fast Facts for Today
- The symbols of the state seal are placed on a field of blue. The flag was adopted in 1911. The state seal consists of a man in a field and the sun rising over water in a shield supported by an elk and a moose. This symbolizes the state's wealth, resources, and people. The eagle above the shield represents the state as protector of its wealth, resources and people.
- Squash - In 2011, Michigan produced 122 million pounds of squash for fresh or processed use, totaling $25.5 million.
- Michigan has 83 counties.
- Cabbage - In 2011, Michigan farmers across the state produced 75.9 million pounds of cabbage worth $12.1 million.