January 5, 2023
Washington, DC -- The International Fresh Produce Association is incredibly grateful for Senator Debbie Stabenow’s (D-MI) deep and decades-long commitment to the fresh produce industry.
As Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Senator Stabenow has been steadfast in looking out for the best interests of not just the Michigan agricultural community but the specialty crop and produce sector as a whole.
She has been instrumental in ensuring that produce and specialty crops remain an integral part of the Farm Bill, and that our priorities are elevated and included in federal programs.
Though her plan to not seek reelection is bittersweet, IFPA deeply respects Senator Stabenow’s decision and looks forward to working closely with her for the remainder of her term. “It has been an honor and my pleasure to work with Senator Stabenow and her staff all these years. Her wisdom and leadership on ag issues is second to none and I am happy to know she will be in the Chair for the upcoming Farm Bill,” said IFPA Chief Policy Officer Robert L. Guenther.