Stabenow Urges USDA to Implement Food and Ag Supply Chain Provisions

Dan Economy

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow is urging the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement American Rescue Plan provisions to protect food and farm workers. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Stabenow states the American Rescue Plan “included resources so that the people who power our food and ag supply chain are protected and have the resources they …


Legislation Against Farm Bill Cuts a Non-Starter

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Senator Pat Roberts says there will not be a vote on a proposal to protect the farm bill from budget cuts. The Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman says the Senate will not consider the bill offered up by the committee’s ranking Democrat, Debbie Stabenow. She filed the bill last week that aimed to keep all farm bill programs away from any …

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Stabenow to Shield Farm Bill from Cuts

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Debbie Stabenow, the ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee, wants to defend the farm bill from possible budget cuts that could come during the budget reconciliation process that got started this week. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says she filed an amendment on Wednesday that’s intended to keep all farm bill programs away from any spending reductions from 2019 to …


Stabenow Intends to Meet with Clovis

Dan Industry News Release

Ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee Debbie Stabenow wants to meet with Sam Clovis. Clovis is the controversial nominee for the Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist post. Stabenow told reporters earlier this week that she doesn’t feel Clovis meets the criteria for the job, a stance she has held since his nomination. Meanwhile, Chairman Pat Roberts told reporters last …


Stabenow Concerned with Monument Review

Dan Industry News Release

The top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee says she is “deeply concerned” with the Trump administration review of national monuments. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted findings to the White House last week as part of a review of 27 national monuments, which includes thousands of acres of U.S. Forest Service land, managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The …

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Stabenow Supports Call to Withdraw Clovis Nomination

Dan Industry News Release

Democrats Charles Schumer of New York and Brian Schatz of Hawaii called for President Trump to withdraw the nomination of Sam Clovis as USDA Undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics. The Hagstrom Report says shortly the announcement, Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow says that if the Clovis nomination isn’t withdrawn, she will highlight his comments on minorities, gays, Barack Obama, and …

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Kid Rock Potential Stabenow Challenger

Dan Industry News Release

The ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow, may have a challenger in entertainer Kid Rock in the upcoming 2018 election. Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, has not declared his candidacy, and many still consider the move a mere publicity stunt. However, as Politico points out, a recent poll conducted last month shows …

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Top Senate Ag Democrat Releases Trump Budget Fact Sheet

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

A fact sheet released by the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Ranking Democrat highlights the expected impact of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget on agriculture. The fact sheet claims that President Trump is “turning his back on rural America.” Released by Senate Democrat Debbie Stabenow’s office, the fact sheet says cuts included in the proposal to crop insurance and the Supplemental Nutrition …