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Chairwoman Stabenow Applauds USDA Climate Pilots

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, welcomed Secretary Vilsack's announcement on Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. This will expand markets by investing $1 billion in partnerships to support America’s climate-smart farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners.

“This is about partnering with farmers to tackle the climate crisis,” said Senator Stabenow. “It’s critical that we make sure that climate-friendly practices are profitable and practical for farmers – no matter what crop they produce, what region they’re in, or the size of their operation. The urgency of the climate crisis demands action, and I look forward to reviewing the feedback and data from these pilot projects, which will help inform the writing of the next farm bill."