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Stabenow promotes her 2023 Farm Bill priorities

Bob Nichols
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Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow is promoting her priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill, making a stop at Michigan State University

Every five years, Congress considers a patchwork of policies that oversee a range of food and agricultural initiatives for the entire country. It's known as the “Farm Bill.”

This year, the bill has faced significant hurdles as legislators have not yet reached a compromise on work requirements for those receiving food assistance benefits.

To qualify, Michiganders are required to work an average of twenty hours per week. Some Republican lawmakers want to increase that threshold.

Senator Debbie Stabenow says she’s intent on keeping the requirements as is.

“In fact, adding more to that just takes away the ability for people to get food rather than helping.”

Stabenow says she’s hoping to have the 2023 Farm Bill signed before the end of the year.

As WKAR's Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan's Latinx community. Michelle is also the voice of WKAR's weekend news programs.
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