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Chairwoman Stabenow Statement on USDA’s $250 Million Investment to Support Innovative American-made Fertilizer

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcement that it will make available $250 million through a new grant program this summer to support independent, innovative and sustainable American fertilizer production to supply American farmers. This additional fertilizer production for American farmers will help address rising costs, including the impact of Putin’s price hike on farmers, and spur competition.

“Farmers in Michigan are facing skyrocketing fertilizer prices because of Russia's unprovoked and brutal war on Ukraine. That and other supply chain disruptions are leading to higher food prices for Americans everywhere,” said Senator Stabenow. “That’s why I’m so pleased to see USDA and the Biden Administration take action to invest in fertilizer production and jobs right here in America.