U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, the new Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today met with members of the Adrian Chamber of Commerce and Lenawee County Farm Bureau in Adrian. She discussed her efforts to promote Michigan agriculture, small businesses, and job creation.
Senator Debbie Stabenow said: "Agriculture supports one in four jobs in our state. As Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, it's my job to help companies stay successful and to keep growing. Today's visit was an opportunity for me to meet with area business owners and farmers and listen to their concerns."
Ann Hughes, President and CEO of the Adrian Chamber of Commerce said: "We are thrilled to be able to host Senator Stabenow to discuss agriculture and other important issues with our business owners. We are so fortunate to have her as Senate Agriculture Chairwoman and a strong advocate for Lenawee County farmers and businesses."
As Michigan's second-largest industry, agriculture generates more than $71.3 billion in revenue each year and is growing five times faster than Michigan's economy as a whole.