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  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow: New Farm Bill Dairy Program Coming Next Week to Help Michigan Farmers Manage Risk, Keep Prices Stable for Consumers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today said a new dairy risk management program, included in the 2014 Farm Bill and starting up next week, will give Michigan farmers the certainty and tools they need to continue a reliable supply of milk products at the grocery store for consumers. Enrollment for the new dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will begin Sept. 2 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and offers participating farmers assistance if milk prices fall below profitable margins due to unexpected circumstances beyond their control. Dairy is one of Michigan’s largest agricultural commodities and exports of Michigan dairy products have more than doubled over the last ten years. The MPP was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, which was authored by Sen. Stabenow and signed into law in Michigan earlier this year.
    Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Firefighter Grants for Grand Haven and Plainfield Charter Township

    Grand Haven Department of Public Safety and the Plainfield Fire Department will each receive a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help increase public safety through improvements to their operations and fire prevention activities, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today.
    Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Frederic Township Volunteer Fire Department

    The Frederic Township Volunteer Fire Department will receive a federal grant to help improve their operations and boost safety in their community, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today.
    Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 Read More
  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Grant to Renovate Vogue Theater in Manistee

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Vogue Theatre in Manistee. This $60,000 grant, made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant program, will be used to help fully restore and reopen the historic two-screen theatre.
    Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Great Lakes Habitat Restoration

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, today announced support for the Great Lakes Commission to lead a regional partnership focusing on habitat restoration in the Lakes. The partnership, comprised of the Great Lakes Commission and state and local agencies, will receive $488,000 through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    Monday, Aug 25, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for University of Michigan Project to Help Mitigate the Harmful Effects of Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

    Sens. Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, announced today a $177,706 grant for the University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research through the School of Natural Resources and Environment. This support, which comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research, will help researchers develop models to predict and manage algal blooms and prevent water contamination in Lake Erie.
    Monday, Aug 25, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Support U.S. DOT Emergency Relief to Southeast Michigan

    Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today welcomed the Department of Transportation's announcement of $750,000 in disaster funding that will assist in repairing and reconstructing highways and roads damaged in the wake of historical flooding in Southeast Michigan.
    Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 Read More
  • Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow: USDA Resources will Target Great Lakes Water Quality

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today said conservation assistance will be making its way to Lake Erie in order to improve water quality and prevent water contamination in the Great Lakes region. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Lake Erie watershed will receive $2 million to ensure farmers have the opportunity to take action on implementing best water conservation practices.
    Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Luzerne Volunteer Fire Department to improve operations and safety. This $158,033 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
    Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow Leads Group of 12 Senators Urging Obama Administration to Raise Awareness of Higher Education Tax Credits

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, along with an additional 11 Senators, today asked the Obama Administration to better inform students and their families about underutilized higher education tax credits made available by the federal government. Senator Stabenow and her colleagues asked the Administration to create a simple, easy-to-understand guide to education tax benefits. Additionally, the Senators asked that an estimate of education tax benefits be made available through the federal student aid application process. Increasing awareness of available tax incentives will help students and families plan for college and hopefully reduce the amount of student loans that individuals need to take out.
    Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports

    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport will each receive federal grants for airport improvements, Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today.
    Monday, Aug 18, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for MBS International Airport

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today support for the MBS International Airport in Saginaw County to update its Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan. The $663,039 grant, which comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation, will help the airport address key issues and goals that are critical for its development.
    Friday, Aug 15, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce More than $23 Million for Michigan Advanced Vehicle Development Projects

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced $23.66 million in support for Michigan projects to accelerate the research and development of new vehicle technologies and ensure that we reduce our reliance on foreign oil and cut carbon pollution. The support comes through the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, which works to help our country be more energy efficient and economically competitive.
    Friday, Aug 15, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow, Levin Support Federal Flood Aid Request

    Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today welcomed Governor Snyder's state disaster declaration for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
    Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Grand Rapids Charter Township Fire Department and Rockford Public Safety Department

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Grand Rapids Charter Township Fire Department for operations and safety and the Rockford Public Safety Department to improve fire prevention. These grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
    Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Wayne-Westland and Mount Clemens Fire Departments

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Wayne-Westland Fire Department and Mount Clemens Fire Department for operations and safety. These grants come through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety Program.
    Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 Read More
  • Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for University of Michigan Program to Study Great Lakes Ecosystem

    Sens. Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, announced today a $101,000 grant for the Lake Michigan & Lake Huron Long-term Ecological Research Program through the University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research. The University of Michigan received this award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and will use it to study how our Great Lakes ecosystem can be preserved.
    Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 Read More
  • Senator Stabenow Applauds U.S. Victory Against China’s Illegal Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, today applauded the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body ruling against China's illegal restrictions on the export of rare earth minerals. Rare earth materials are important components in many American made-products, including hybrid car batteries, wind turbines, energy efficient lighting, and automobiles. Senator Stabenow was among the first to urge the Administration to address this problem and take WTO action against China on the matter.
    Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 Read More
  • Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Nearly $7 Million for Michigan State University to Support Fruit and Vegetable Pollination Research

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that Michigan State University will receive a $6.9 million grant to address the decline in honeybees and its impact on crops. Michigan's fruit and vegetable crop production depends on honeybees for pollination, but bee populations have been in decline for years. The grant was funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
    Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 Read More
  • Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for East Jordan Fire Department

    The East Jordan Fire Department will receive a federal grant to help improve their operations and boost safety in their community, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today.
    Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 Read More
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