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10.02.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Genesee, Great Lakes Bay, and Thumb-Area Farmers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced critical support for Genesee, Great Lakes Bay, and Thumb-area farmers, and producers across the state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will award nearly $2 million to support 30 Michigan specialty crop projects throughout the state, which is a direct result of the 2014 Farm Bill's significant investment in local… Continue Reading


10.02.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Northern Michigan Agriculture

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced critical support for Northern Michigan farmers and producers across the state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will award nearly $2 million to support 30 Michigan specialty crop projects throughout the state, which is a direct result of the 2014 Farm Bill's significant investment in locally grown food. These pro… Continue Reading


10.02.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Southeast Michigan Agriculture

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced critical support for Southeast Michigan farmers and producers across the state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will award nearly $2 million to support 30 Michigan specialty crop projects throughout the state, which is a direct result of the 2014 Farm Bill's significant investment in locally grown food. These pr… Continue Reading


10.02.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for West Michigan Agriculture

Grand Rapids - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced critical support for West Michigan farmers and producers across the state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will award nearly $2 million to support 30 Michigan specialty crop projects throughout the state, which is a direct result of the 2014 Farm Bill's significant investment in locally grown food. These projects in… Continue Reading


10.02.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Upper Peninsula Farmers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced critical support for Upper Peninsula farmers and producers across the state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will award nearly $2 million to support 30 Michigan specialty crop projects throughout the state, which is a direct result of the 2014 Farm Bill's significant investment in locally grown food. These proje… Continue Reading


10.01.14

Stabenow Leads Bipartisan Group of 66 Senators Urging Support for Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, along with 65 other Senators, urged Senate leaders to support community health centers, which are set to have their funding cut by nearly 70 percent next September. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) the bipartisan group of 66 Senators explained that this financial cliff will likely result in site closures and devastating staff layoffs, preventing millions of people in high-… Continue Reading


09.30.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces More than $226,000 to Support Northern Michigan Farmers Markets and Local Food Initiatives

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $226,068 in support for four Northern Michigan farmers markets and local food initiatives. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and food hubs and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally. "When we grow things here and make things here, we… Continue Reading


09.30.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Nearly $150,000 to Support Southeast Michigan Farmers Markets and Local Food Initiatives

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $149,794 in support for three Southeast Michigan farmers markets and local food initiatives. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and food hubs and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally. "When we grow things here and make things here, … Continue Reading


09.30.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces More than $190,000 for Two Ingham County Farmers Markets

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $190,038 in support for the Michigan Farmers Market Association in East Lansing and Allen Neighborhood Group in Lansing. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and food hubs and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally. "When we grow things… Continue Reading


09.30.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for the Chesaning Farmers Market, Tuscola County Food Hub

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $26,656 in support for the Chesaning "Market off Broad" and Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation in Caro. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and food hubs and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally. "When we grow things her… Continue Reading


09.29.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces More than $183,000 to Support Local Food Initiatives in West Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $183,300 in support for Sprout Urban Farm in Battle Creek and Local First Educational Foundation in Grand Rapids. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which helps expand access to farmers markets and food hubs and develop new opportunities for farmers to sell locally. "When we grow things here a… Continue Reading


09.25.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce $1.2 Million Grant for Village of L’Anse

The Village of L'Anse will receive a federal grant of $1,281,910 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. L'Anse will use the funds to support the development of the new US-41 L'Anse Industrial Park. "Today's announcement is great news for Baraga County," said Stabenow. "This critical investment brings together private-public partnerships to help businesses create new jobs and make the Upper Peninsula an even better place to do busi… Continue Reading


09.24.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce $1.5 Million Regional Grant for Highland Park Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced a $1,568,160 regional grant for the Highland Park Fire Department to improve operations and safety. This support, which comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will help train firefighters in Wayne County. "Today's announcement is great news for the Highland Park Fire Department and families in Wayne County," said Stabenow. "Our first responders risk their lives to keep our fam… Continue Reading


09.23.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant for Advance Michigan Manufacturing Community

Advance Michigan Manufacturing Community, a partnership of more than 30 organizations in the 13-county Southeast Michigan region, will receive $200,000 from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced today. The funds will be used to develop long-term growth strategies for community investment and workforce development. "Advance Michigan brings together Southeast Michigan's industries, universities, cities and countie… Continue Reading


09.23.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for Michigan State University Food Processing Plant

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and U.S. Senator Carl Levin today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will support the construction of a leading independent food processing facility at Michigan State University. Michigan State University's Food Processing and Innovation Center project will receive nearly $3 million to renovate an existing building on campus where businesses that employ 10 to 10… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Nearly $26 Million to Fund New Buses in Detroit

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the City of Detroit Department of Transportation to help buy 50 new buses and connect people with jobs, training, and vital services. The $25,925,548 Ladders of Opportunity Initiative Grant comes through the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration. "Today's announcement is great news and will make a tangible difference in the lives of Detroit families," said Stabenow. "This project is another example … Continue Reading


09.18.14

Levin, Stabenow Introduce Senate Companion to Kildee House Resolution Opposing Permanent Storage of Nuclear Waste in Great Lakes Basin

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., today introduced a Senate resolution urging the administration to oppose a Canadian proposal to build a permanent nuclear waste repository in the Great Lakes Basin. The measure is a companion resolution to one introduced by Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, earlier this month. The Senate resolution is co-sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. "Canada's proposed nuclear waste storage facility, less than a mile from Lake Huron, w… Continue Reading


09.18.14

Michigan Delegation Pushes for Emergency Disaster Declaration

Today, a bipartisan group of thirteen members of the Michigan congressional delegation wrote to President Obama urging support of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's request for a Presidential disaster declaration, following flash floods caused by record rainfall in early August. The letter, signed by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI12), John Conyers (D-MI13), Sander Levin (D-MI09), Fred Upton (R-MI06), Dave Camp (R-MI04), Mike Rogers (R-MI08), Cand… Continue Reading


09.17.14

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Marquette Fire Department

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Marquette Fire Department to improve operations and safety. This $50,624 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "Today's announcement is great news for the Marquette Fire Department and Michigan families," said Stabenow. "Our first responders risk their lives to keep our families safe, and they rely on these resources to do their jobs safely." "Every day… Continue Reading


09.16.14

Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow: Seven More Michigan Counties Declared Free of Bovine Tuberculosis

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared that seven Northern Michigan counties are free of bovine tuberculosis, which is a serious threat to Michigan's agriculture industry and rural economy. Since Sen. Stabenow's initial call on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in 2011 to address the spread of the disease, Michigan livestock producers have received increas… Continue Reading

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