Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today issued the below statement following the unveiling of the Norman Borlaug statue in the U.S. Capitol. Borlaug, whose statue will represent the state of Iowa in Statuary Hall, was one of the world’s leading agricultural researchers whose work in wheat improvement is credited as helping to feed millions of starving people around the world. Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his contributions to the world food supply.
“Norman Borlaug was a true pioneer in American agriculture, whose commitment to research and innovation helped to feed starving populations around the world. He represented the best of the American spirit, and I’m proud that his work and legacy will be enshrined in the Capitol to remind us of this every day.”