Senator Stabenow Applauds New Investment in Michigan State University Agricultural Research

Monday, March 26, 2018

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement of $99,370 for Michigan State University agricultural research. This funding, which comes from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will help Michigan State University conduct important economic research on crop insurance to identify ways to protect farmers against crop damage and income loss due to natural disasters such as floods and droughts.


"Farming is a risky business,” said Senator Stabenow. “As a world-class leader in agricultural research, Michigan State is helping Michigan farmers make the most of this tool, both reducing risk and saving taxpayer dollars.”


The current Farm Bill, which Senator Stabenow authored, included investments in agricultural research that made this study possible.