FarmPolicy

October 2, 2014

Farm Bill; Biofuels; Ag Economy (WASDE); EPA; and Climate

Farm Bill

A news release yesterday from Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the incoming Chair of the Sen. Ag Committee, stated that, “[Sen. Stabenow] toured three agriculture businesses that create jobs in Michigan. This followed her inaugural speech as Chairwoman, which she delivered yesterday to the Michigan Agri-Business Association. She toured Dow Agrosciences in Harbor Beach, Cooperative Elevator in Pigeon, and Star of the West Milling in Frankenmuth today.

“‘Michigan’s agriculture businesses are some of our greatest success stories,’ Senator Stabenow said. ‘One in four people in our state has a job thanks to agriculture. As Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, it’s my job to help those companies stay successful and to keep growing. Today’s visits were an opportunity for me to see some of the great businesses we have in Michigan that are thriving and creating jobs.’”

As Michigan’s second-largest industry, agriculture generates more than $71.3 billion in revenue each year and accounts for one out of every four jobs in the state.”

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