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04.22.21

In Case You Missed It: Here’s What They're Saying About the Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) reintroduced the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act, which will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. The bill has broad, bipartisan support from 43 Senators and over 70 agricultural and environmental organizations. Today, the U.S… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Opening Statement at Hearing on Deputy Agriculture Secretary Nominee Dr. Jewel Bronaugh

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today released the following opening statement at the hearing to consider the nomination of Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Live video of the hearing is available here. Stabenow's statement, as prepared for delivery, follows: I call this hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry to order. Everyone o… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Senators Stabenow, Boozman, Braun Announce Committee Passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, John Boozman, (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, and Mike Braun announced that the Committee passed the bipartisan S.1251, Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 by a voice vote. The legislation can now be considered by the full Senate. "On Earth Day, our committee came together in a bipartisan way to pass the Growing Climate Solutions Act," said Chairwoman Stabenow. "Thi… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Opening Statement at Growing Climate Solutions Business Meeting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today released the following opening statement at the business meeting to consider S. 1251, Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021. Live video of the meeting is available here. Stabenow's statement, as prepared for delivery, follows: I call this business meeting to order to consider S. 1251, Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021. Seeing that a quorum is now prese… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Applauds USDA Action to Implement Farm Bill Climate and Conservation Initiatives

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 regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) latest investments in land and water conservation and climate-smart agriculture. "In the 2018 Farm Bill, I authored the most significant conservation investments of any farm bill to date. The USDA is now using what we passed to give farmers more tools to protect our land a… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Growing Climate Solutions Act reintroduced

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) reintroduced the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act, which will break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. The bill has broad, bipartisan support from over 60 leading agricultural and environmental organizations. Cosponsoring the Gr… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Committee Vote on Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, announced that the Committee will hold a business meeting to consider S. ___, Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021. The bill was reintroduced on Tuesday, April 20. Senators Stabenow and Boozman are co-sponsors of the bipartisan bill, which has broad support from over 60 agricultural and environmental organizations. D… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Hearing on Deputy Agriculture Secretary Nominee Dr. Jewel Bronaugh

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced that the Committee will hold a hearing to consider the nomination of Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 Time: 9:30 AM ET Place: 301 Russell Senate Office Building Who: Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh, to be U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture ***The Co… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Stabenow, Braun Introduce New Bipartisan Bill to Help Family Foresters Develop Climate Solutions, Take Advantage of Economic Benefits

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced the bipartisan Rural Forest Markets Act to remove barriers for small-scale, family foresters and help them benefit from new economic opportunities through climate solutions like carbon markets. The bill is the latest bipartisan climate-smart forestry legislation to come out of the committee after the REPLANT Act was intro… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Applauds USDA’s Announcement to Provide COVID-19 Assistance to Farmers and Families

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 regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) $330 million investment to provide healthy food to families in need, support fruit and vegetable growers, help dairy farmers, and strengthen the food supply chain. "The COVID-19 pandemic has created many gaps in our food supply chain causing far too many families to strugg… Continue Reading


03.25.21

At Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, Child Nutrition Experts Urge Action to Improve Child Health and Curb Hunger

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, held a hearing to discuss the child health and hunger crisis as the Committee begins its work on legislation to provide healthy food to children in need in the next Child Nutrition Reauthorization. "All parents want to see their children grow up to lead healthy and successful lives. One of the best ways to do that starts with the food on their plates. When… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Opening Statement at Child Nutrition Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today released the following opening statement at the hearing titled "Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Healthy Meals and Healthy Futures." Live video of the hearing is available here. Stabenow's statement, as prepared for delivery, follows: I call this hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry to order. I'm pleased to be here t… Continue Reading


03.22.21

Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Witnesses for Child Nutrition Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced witness for the Committee's upcoming hearing titled, "Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Healthy Meals and Healthy Futures." Who: Dr. Lee Savio Beers, President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington, DC Mr. Reynaldo Green, Vice-President, Nutrition and Family Well-Being, Quality Care for Children, … Continue Reading


03.18.21

Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Child Nutrition Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced that the Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Healthy Meals and Healthy Futures." Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Time: 9:30 AM ET UPDATED LOCATION: 301 Russell Senate Office Building ***The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office o… Continue Reading


03.18.21

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Plant 1.2 Billion Trees on National Forests

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and U.S. Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), introduced the Repairing Existing Public Land by Adding Necessary Trees Act, known as the REPLANT Act, to help the U.S. Forest Service plant 1.2 billion trees on national forests and create nearly 49,000 jobs over the next ten years. "Restoring our natio… Continue Reading


03.16.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Applauds Significant Expansion in Regional Conservation Partnerships

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement of $75 million through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program's Alternative Funding Arrangements. The arrangements, authored by Chairwoman Stabenow in the 2018 Farm Bill, improve flexibility for local partners to work closely with farmers on innovative projects. "In the Farm Bill, I c… Continue Reading


03.15.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Congratulates Janie Hipp on USDA General Counsel Nomination

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden's intent to nominate Janie Hipp to serve as General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "Janie Hipp has a strong track record as a legal expert with decades of experience working with beginning farmers and strengthening rural and Tribal communities. I look forward to learning more about h… Continue Reading


03.15.21

Senate Agriculture Committee Leaders Announce Subcommittee Assignments for 117th Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced the new Subcommittee assignments for the 117th Congress. The Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade oversees matters regarding production agriculture, including commodity programs, crop insurance, commodity exchanges, agriculture trade, international food assistance, and credit. Sen. Wa… Continue Reading


03.11.21

At Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing, Farmers and Foresters Urge Solutions to the Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, held a hearing to discuss how farmers, ranchers, and foresters can be a part of the solution to the climate crisis. "The climate crisis might seem insurmountable, but our farmers and foresters are an important part of the solution," Chairwoman Stabenow said in her opening statement. "Whether it's a corn and soybean grower planting cover crops after harves… Continue Reading


03.11.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Opening Statement at Climate Change Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today released the following opening statement at the hearing titled "Farmers and Foresters: Opportunities to Lead in Tackling Climate Change." Live video of the hearing is available here. Stabenow's statement, as prepared for delivery, follows: I call this hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry to order. This is the first h… Continue Reading

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