Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Applauds USDA Investment in Michigan State University Research Programs

Friday, October 24, 2014

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's announcement of $381,847 to be invested in Michigan State University pest management programs. This funding comes through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Crop Protection and Pest Management program, which supports projects that address high priority pest management challenges though coordinated efforts with state and regional partners.

"I'm extremely proud of Michigan State's leadership when it comes to agricultural research," said Stabenow, "Better pest management means more efficient crop production for farmers, and safer food for our families."

Michigan State University will receive two awards under the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program. These funds will support projects to provide training and educational opportunities for Michigan's pest managers and develop environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in asparagus production systems.