COVID-19 brought to light a clear need to provide better access to meals for students in rural areas, including throughout summer break and school vacations, which is why I worked with my colleagues in the House to create a 3-year pilot program that will deliver healthy meals to kids during summer and school breaks.
Fought to provide our farmers certainty in purchasing new farm equipment.
I introduced the Precision Farming Act of 2016 to encourage the construction of rural broadband connections to farms by allowing providers to receive reimbursements for the costs related to construction. The legislation would put our nation’s farmers first by prioritizing their loan applications. To compete in a 21st Century economy, our farmers must have access […]
Agriculture is the backbone of our North Country economy. When I travel the district speaking with our farmers, I often hear about how unnecessary delays in worker visas lead to difficulty meeting production goals. My common-sense legislation, the Family Farm Relief Act, simply puts the agricultural visa program in the hands of those who best […]
I listened to our farmers and fought to repeal the burdensome overreaching regulation of the Waters of the U.S. rule hurting our North Country agriculture.
I know that agriculture is the backbone of our North Country economy. I helped to pass the bipartisan Farm Bill that delivers important wins for our local farmers. Critically, it provides needed support for our dairy farmers who are facing a crisis right now. It also authorizes over $500 million in loan and grant programs […]
2018 Result: I was proud to help pass the Farm Bill, which included my initiatives to better serve North Country dairy producers. I fought to increase the top coverage level for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) that protects farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed costs drops below a certain amount. This bill […]