Agriculture

Family farms are an essential part of the Second District’s vibrant economy and sustainable communities. Our farmers help us put food on the table, power our vehicles, and create economic growth. My family has strong roots in farming, and I know how important it is for those voices to be heard in Washington.

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, I’m going to work tirelessly to ensure that farmers have access to reliable support from the federal government. One of my top priorities is to work with fellow Minnesota Representative and Committee Chairman Collin Peterson to make sure that all parts of the Farm Bill are implemented effectively--including a strong farm safety net and a fully funded Energy Title. As family farmers continue to be caught in the middle of trade disputes, I’ll remain dedicated to opening new markets for Minnesota farm products and providing immediate relief to farmers with help from the USDA. 

 

More on Agriculture

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, questioned U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on the need for a predictable farm safety net, reliable USDA NIFA grants and strong partnership from the federal government. 

February 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) delivered a letter signed by 11 members on the bipartisan Congressional Biofuels Caucus urging the Select Committee on Climate Crisis to include biofuels as a cost-effective and readily available solution for further decarbonization.

February 12, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced that the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) will receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). 

January 29, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Angie Craig applauds the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the President.

January 15, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig released the following statement on today’s announcement of the Phase 1 China Deal.

“Minnesota family farmers need smart, deliberate trade policies that open up markets, like China, which our farmers have worked for decades to build,” said Rep. Angie Craig. “I’m cautiously optimistic that today we’ve moved closer to positive structural changes and commitments that could increase access to the Chinese market for family farmers.”

December 19, 2019 Press Release

Today, Rep. Angie Craig voted to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with overwhelming bipartisan support, giving family farmers and Minnesota businesses a new deal with our largest trading partners.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig released the following statement on the announcement of a USMCA trade agreement:

December 6, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig sent a letter to House Democratic leaders asking them to prioritize and include programs of significant importance to Minnesota’s Second Congressional District in end-of-year legislation being developed to fund the government and extend numerous expiring tax credits.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig commended the Chinese government’s decision to lift its ban on U.S. poultry and poultry products and reopen export markets for Minnesota farmers. The ban has been in place since 2015 in response to an avian influenza outbreak. Now, a market that generated approximately $15 million a year in sales for Minnesota will reopen.

November 1, 2019 Press Release

This week, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig helped pass the bipartisan reauthorization of the Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) out of the House Agriculture Committee. The CFTC is an independent agency that regulates U.S. derivatives markets, including those that trade in agricultural commodities.