WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) today welcomed news from the Biden-Harris Administration on its Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain. As Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senator Stabenow led the effort to secure $4 billion in funding for food supply chain resilience in the American Rescue Plan.
“As we heard from farmers and ranchers at our hearing and throughout the pandemic, the consolidated power and dominance of just a few large meatpackers threatens our food security and hurts farmers and families alike. The Biden-Harris Administration Action Plan takes important steps forward in creating a stronger and fairer meat and poultry supply chain that respects workers, stabilizes food prices for consumers, and fairly compensates farmers and ranchers for putting food on our tables,” said Chairwoman Stabenow.
Chairwoman Stabenow has pushed for USDA to take more action to reduce bottlenecks in the food supply and protect the men and women who power our agriculture sector.