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Stabenow, Member of the Farm Bill Conference, Announces Legislation Includes Investments in Alternative Energy

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Stabenow, Member of the Farm Bill Conference, Announces Legislation Includes Investments in Alternative Energy

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that the Conference Committee has completed deliberation on the 2007 Farm Bill, which makes critical investments in alternative energy. This legislation provides tax incentives for the development and production of fuel from cellulosic alcohol, which is made from materials such as the leaves and stalks of corn, switchgrass, and other organic materials that can be grown anywhere.

"Our economy is going through a transformation where the right investments today will create a strong economy, new jobs and energy independence tomorrow," said Stabenow. "This legislation is a crucial step to ensure consumers and businesses have the resources needed to make much needed investments into green, renewable energy."

As a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee and Senate Agriculture Committee, Stabenow has served as a leading voice for Michigan throughout the crafting of this legislation. She has served on agricultural committees in all four legislative bodies in which she was a member, including the Michigan House, Michigan Senate, U.S. House and currently, the U.S. Senate. She is also the first Senator from Michigan to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee since Senator Phil Hart from 1959 to 1962.

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