Michigan farmer Jason Rennie, a farmer who lost $2 million in a failed bid to secure $2 billion in agricultural commodities awards, was awarded $2m in agricultural commodity awards by the National Agricultural Products Association (NAPA) in New York.
The award was announced on Monday, and Rennies win came on top of $1.2 million he received from the agency earlier this year.
“I’m proud of my work to help the people of Michigan with the challenges of growing food, and I’m humbled to be part of this historic award,” Rennys win said in a statement.
“I look forward to working with NAPA to further our partnership and to promote the agricultural industry across the state.”NAPAC announced in August that it had awarded Renniemes $2 Million in Agricultural Commodities awards, totaling $2 to $1 million.
The NAPAC awards program, which was created in 2012, is a reward for agricultural products that help meet the state’s “food security needs,” according to its website.
The NAPAA awarded Rynemes $1,000 in the 2017-2018 season and $1 for each of the next two seasons.
The award came a week after Rennems winning bid to obtain $2 Billion in agricultural and agribusiness concessions.
Rennemes successfully secured $1 billion for Michigan with his proposed $1 Billion Farm Bill package.
Michigan’s Agriculture Commissioner, Steve Bellows, said in December that the state had been in discussions with Renny’s company, Midwest Agribusity, about obtaining a similar amount of agricultural concessions.
He said he hoped to have a deal done with Rynems by the end of the year.