Amendment to fund urban ag introduced

Amendment to fund urban ag introduced

The Chair of the Senate Ag Committee has filed an amendment to restore urban agricultural funding for the next fiscal year.

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow says the $8.5 million would restore the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production and its programs.  Funding was not included in previous ag appropriation bills in either chamber but was approved for $9 million in fiscal year 2023.

The office was created in the 2018 Farm Bill and has invested more than $50 million in more than 230 projects across the country.  

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