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Chairwoman Stabenow Issues Statement on the USDA’s Comprehensive Package of Investments to Target Urgent Challenges Facing Agriculture

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, issued the following statement following U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement to allocate $3 billion to tackle urgent challenges in agriculture, animal health, and nutrition.

“I’m pleased USDA is using its resources to strengthen our food and farm supply chain. These investments address some of our most pressing challenges – from the climate crisis to pandemic recovery,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow. “Not only will USDA resources help farmers recover from droughts and prevent the spread of African swine fever disease, they will fund innovative climate solutions so farmers, ranchers, and foresters can continue to tackle the climate crisis. And USDA is providing relief from agricultural market disruptions and shoring up the supply chain to make sure children have reliable access to the healthy meals they need.”