Tuesday, February 04, 2014

President Obama To Sign Farm Bill On Friday At Michigan State University

The President will deliver remarks "on the importance of the Farm Bill to America’s economy"...
Washington, DC - President Barack Obama will sign the Farm Bill on Friday, February 7th during a visit to Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, the White House announced on Tuesday after the Senate gave final approval to the Agriculture Act of 2014.  

Michigan is the home state of Senate Agriculture Chair Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat and the chief negotiator for the five-year, $956.4 billion measure.

Before the bill signing, President Obama will deliver remarks "on the importance of the Farm Bill to America’s economy," the White House said. 

"The President will see firsthand the research that institutions like MSU are doing to create jobs and drive innovation that benefits farmers, ranchers, our rural communities, and our nation as a whole."

The White House has invited local farmers to attend the President's remarks at MSU's Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center. 

"As the pioneer land-grant institution in America, we are honored and pleased that President Obama will be signing the Farm Bill on MSU’s campus," said MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon in a statement.  "I would like to recognize the leadership of Sen. Debbie Stabenow and the Michigan congressional delegation for their hard work in passing this legislation."

*CLICK HERE for the President's statement on the Farm Bill.
*Download the Agriculture Act 2014 {PDF, 959 pages}
*Download the Conference Report {PDF, 156 pages}