Senator Stabenow Statement on One-Year Anniversary of the Bipartisan Farm Bill

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of her 2014 Farm Bill. On February 4, 2014, the Senate passed the bipartisan bill 68-32, sending the legislation to President Obama for his signature. On February 7, 2014, President Obama signed the Farm Bill into law at Michigan State University.

"One year ago this week, President Obama signed a new bipartisan Farm Bill into law right here in Michigan. This isn't your father's Farm Bill; this is an investment in our future, with Michigan on every page. Now, one year later, more Michigan farmers and entrepreneurs have new opportunities to create jobs and sell their Michigan products in grocery stores and farmers' markets and there is a historic new focus on protecting our Great Lakes. The 2014 Farm Bill proves that by working across the aisle, Congress can get things done that grow our economy, create jobs, and save taxpayers money."