President Barack Obama made a historical event at Michigan State University on February 7, 2014. He signed the farm bill, which ensures farmers with crop insurance, and allows people to buy fresh locally grown produce at an affordable price. Debbie Stabenow, who is the senator for Michigan, was the one who pushed this bill. It took her three years to get it though congress. Obama greeted the audience with a powerful “Go Green” so show is Spartan spirit.
President Barack Obama traveled to Michigan State University to sign the Agriculture Act of 2014. A shooting just of of MSU’s campus has some worried for their safety. And, many people are getting last minute flu shots due to the recent outbreak going around Mid-Michigan. Focal Point is an Emmy awarding winning, student produced newscast from the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.
By Kasey Worst
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer
OLD TOWN LANSING – President Obama visited Michigan State University to sign a bill that impacts the Old Town community. A president in Lansing
While at MSU on Feb. 7, President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014, which is more commonly known as the Farm Bill. In his speech prior to signing the bill the president said it in some ways resembled a “Swiss-army knife.” This means the bill covers funding and regulations for multiple purposes, from the environment to agriculture to food stamps. Farming and the environment
Andrew Sarpolis, an employee of the Sierra Club’s Old Town branch, said he heard a lot of “positive responses” from farmers about the bill’s the crop insurance program.