WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, issued a statement on the USDA’s Food System Transformation Framework. Chairwoman Stabenow led the effort to secure $4 billion in funding for supply chain resilience in the American Rescue Plan. In May 2021, she urged USDA to implement programs to protect food and farm workers and secure the supply of food and agricultural products for American consumers.
“Americans have to access the healthy food they need no matter what,” said Senator Stabenow. “I’m pleased Secretary Vilsack is implementing my supply chain provisions to lower costs, and build a food system that is fairer for consumers and better for the men and women who power our food economy.”