Senator Stabenow Applauds New Investment in University of Michigan 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 $100,000 for University of Michigan agricultural research. This research funding, which comes from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will strengthen the nation’s biosecurity by testing the effectiveness of air filters in barns to protect livestock from airborne diseases.


"There are an increasing number of biological threats to our nation’s food supply, like the threat of avian flu,” said Senator Stabenow. “As a world class bio-medical research institution, The University of Michigan is helping to protect our agricultural economy by preventing the spread of diseases in our livestock.”


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