Stabenow Leads Effort to Provide Relief for Michigan Dairy Farmers
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 06:02:40 EST
United States Senator Debbie Stabenow recently announced the U.S. Senate has reached a deal to provide immediate support for Michigan dairy farmers.
Officials say the current Farm Bill created several new risk management tools to protect farmers from unexpected market instability. They went on to say the new tool for dairy farmers, the Margin Protection Program, has not worked as intended due to last minute budget cuts and implementation problems at USDA.
“As Michigan’s number one commodity, dairy is critically important to Michigan’s food economy,” said Stabenow, adding that the solution is, “the relief Michigan’s dairy farmers have been waiting for.”
PHOTO: U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
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