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Published: Feb. 4, 2014

President Obama to sign Farm Bill at MSU on Friday

Contact(s): Stephanie Temaat The White House office: (202) 503-5360 Stephanie_Temaat@who.eop.gov, Kent Cassella Asst. VP of Communications cell: (517) 599-8537 Kent.Cassella@cabs.msu.edu

(Editor’s note: All press credentialing and requests are being handled by the White House media contact.)

On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama will travel to Michigan State University to sign the Farm Bill.

President Obama will see firsthand the research that institutions such as MSU are doing to create jobs and drive innovation that benefits farmers, ranchers, our rural communities and our nation as a whole. Following his remarks, President Obama will sign the Agriculture Act of 2014 into law, according to a statement issued from the White House.

“This is an important piece of legislation for the country. It not only provides strong support for new research enterprises, but it also strengthens and grows Michigan’s agriculture economy and helps sustain America’s global competitiveness,” said MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon. “As the pioneer land-grant institution in America, we are honored and pleased that President Obama will be signing the Farm Bill on MSU’s campus. I would like to recognize the leadership of Sen. Debbie Stabenow and the Michigan congressional delegation for their hard work in passing this legislation.”

The president's remarks will be available via live-stream at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

President Obama visited Michigan State University during a campaign stop in 2008. Photo by Kurt Stepnitz

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