Minority News

02.07.11

Chairwoman Stabenow Applauds USDA’s Deregulation of Sugar Beets

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to deregulate Roundup Ready sugar beets, noting the decision will provide the certainty farmers need to plant their 2011 crops and bolster Michigan's thriving sugar beet industry. "Sugar beets are a major economic driver of Michigan's agriculture industry," Stabenow said. "Michigan is on the leading edge of na… Continue Reading


02.04.11

Chairwoman Stabenow Endorses USDA Move to Deregulate Roundup Ready Alfalfa

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, expressed support for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision today to deregulate Roundup Ready alfalfa, but cautioned that flaws in the current biotechnology regulatory system, caused by multiple lawsuits, must be addressed to provide certainty for industry investors, farmers and consumers. "I applaud the USDA's decision to deregulate Roundup Ready alfalfa, … Continue Reading


02.04.11

Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow Welcomes Colleagues to Senate Ag Committee

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today issued the following statement as her appointment, and all committee assignments, were officially announced today by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). "I am so pleased to welcome all of our newly appointed Members to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Agriculture is critical to our econ… Continue Reading


02.04.11

Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Sign-Up Period to Compensate Asparagus Producers

WASHINGTON, DC - Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that asparagus producers financially impacted by the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) can officially sign-up to recover lost revenue beginning on Monday, February 7. The compensation program is a major achievement for Sen. Stabenow, who championed the program during the 2008 Farm Bill negotiations and built the support necessary to create the program. … Continue Reading


01.03.11

Senator Stabenow’s Statement on Becoming Next Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee

Senator Stabenow's Statement on Becoming Next Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today made the following statement on becoming the next Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. "I am ready to lead the Senate Agriculture Committee in the 112th Congress. Agriculture is critical to Michigan's economy, employing a quarter of our workforce. Not only does agriculture create jobs and feed our f… Continue Reading

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Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow