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05.25.21

Chairwoman Stabenow on USTR’s Canada Dairy Enforcement Action: “Fair Access for Our Dairy Farmers”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow of Michigan welcomed news Tuesday that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has established a dispute settlement panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to review Canada's administration of tariff rate quotas for dairy products imported from the United States. During USMCA negotiations, Chairwoman Stabenow led efforts to secure strong enforcement tools that allowed this panel to be establ… Continue Reading


05.20.21

Chairwoman Stabenow Opening Statement at Hearing on Opportunities for Foresters to Address Climate Change

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 "Federal, State, and Private Forestlands: Opportunities for Addressing Climate Change." Live video of the hearing is available here. Stabenow's statement, as prepared for delivery, follows: Thank you all for joining us this morning to talk about the incredible potential of America's forests to … Continue Reading


05.19.21

Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Hearing on USDA General Counsel Nominee Janie Hipp

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 Janie Simms Hipp to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture. Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Time: 9:30 AM ET Place: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building (Energy Committee's hearing room) Who: Janie Simms Hipp, of Arkansas, to… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Witnesses for Hearing on Opportunities for Foresters to Address Climate Change

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 witnesses for the Committee's upcoming hearing titled, "Federal, State, and Private Forestlands: Opportunities for Addressing Climate Change." Who: Ms. Kedren Dillard, Forest Owner, Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Network; Board Member, American Forest Foundation, Washington, DC… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Senate Confirmation of Deputy Agriculture Secretary 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 U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh by voice vote to serve as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. "After a strong bipartisan vote, Deputy Secretary Bronaugh can now get to work at the Department," said Chairwoman Stabenow. "I look forward to working with her on a number of key priorities. I… Continue Reading


05.13.21

Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Committee Hearing on Opportunities for Foresters to Address Climate Change

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, "Federal, State, and Private Forestlands: Opportunities for Addressing Climate Change." Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Time: 9:30 AM ET Place: 301 Russell Senate Office Building ***The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Off… Continue Reading


05.10.21

Senate Agriculture Committee Advances Bronaugh for Deputy Agriculture Secretary

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 Committee voted by voice vote to advance Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh to serve as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Dr. Bronaugh may now be considered by the full U.S. Senate for confirmation. "I'm pleased our Committee worked together on a bipartisan basis to move Dr. Bronaugh's historic nomination forward,… Continue Reading


05.06.21

Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Committee Vote 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 business meeting to vote on the nomination of Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Date: Monday, May 10, 2021 Time: In conjunction with the 5:30 vote Place: S-216, President's Room Who: Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh, to be U.S. Deputy Secret… Continue Reading


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

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