Sen. Stabenow Supported Bill that Helps Cherry Growers
She was in town tonight for the National Cherry Festival Queen’s Ball.
Last week, she helped pass a bi-partisan farm bill that will affect all American farmers – including Northern Michigan’s cherry growers.
The bill includes crop insurance, so if there’s unusual weather that hurts the harvest, they’ll still be eligible for a paycheck.
“If we have an early thaw, and then a freeze, and a crop is wiped out, our cherry growers are in a tough position,” said Senator Stabenow. “But not anymore because [the Farm Bill] has support for marketing help with research, and a whole range of things that help our cherry growers”
Stabenow will walk in the National Cherry Royale Parade Saturday morning.