Agriculture & Rural Development

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 & Rural Development

April 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Angie Craig today spoke with members of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) at the organization’s spring Legislative Action Conference. Rep. Craig, a member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, shared her support for U.S. pork producer priorities, including expanded export market opportunities, agriculture worker visa program reform and foreign animal disease prevention.

March 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig spoke with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about her agricultural priorities in the 117th Congress – including direct payments to struggling farmers, support for Minnesota’s biofuels industry and efforts to rebuild and strengthen America’s supply chains.

March 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Angie Craig joined her colleagues on the House Rural Broadband Task Force to introduce H.R. 1783, the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act. This legislation makes a bold investment of $94 billion to ensure that rural and underserved communities have affordable high-speed internet access.

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Hoeven (R-ND) reintroduced the bipartisan Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters with Cover Crops Act (FEEDD Act). The FEEDD Act will provide farmers and ranchers emergency flexibility to help alleviate livestock feed shortages during planting seasons with high levels of prevent plant due to extreme moisture or drought. The U.S.

February 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Last week, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure transparency and predictability to the Environmental Protection Agency’s small refinery exemption process, which has in recent years undercut the biofuels industry and threatened the economies of rural communities dependent on the Renewable Fuel Standard.

February 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) led Co-Chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus in introducing bipartisan legislation to ensure transparency and predictability to the Environmental Protection Agency’s small refinery exemption (SRE) process.

February 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — This week, at a House Agriculture Committee Markup, U.S. Representative Angie Craig spoke in favor of a budget reconciliation proposal that will be included in the upcoming COVID relief package.

January 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig joined other Members of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus in a bipartisan effort urging the Trump Administration to reaffirm their commitment to Rural America by rejecting all pending small refinery exemptions (SREs) – which could allow more than sixty additional oil refineries nationwide to circumvent renewable fuel volume obligations mandated by the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard.

December 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that they will begin consultations on the enforcement of Canada's tariff rate quota (TRQ) allocations for imported dairy products. U.S. Representative Angie Craig joined the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in applauding this news.

November 19, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, Sen. Tina Smith and Reps. Collin Peterson and Betty McCollum called on the leaders of four federal agencies to streamline hemp rules. Currently, contradictory federal guidelines are leading to uncertainty in the market and preventing Minnesota farmers and Tribes from fully reaping the economic benefits of growing hemp.