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

June 26, 2020 Press Release

This week, Congresswoman Angie Craig joined her colleagues on the House Rural Broadband Task Force to introduce H.R. 7302, the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act. This legislation makes a bold investment of $100 billion to build high-speed broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved communities and ensures that the resulting internet service is affordable.

June 10, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep Angie Craig, a co-founder of the bipartisan Congressional Supply Chain Caucus, convened family farmers, medical manufacturers and a supply chain expert from the University of Minnesota for a discussion about the issues supply chains are currently facing due to COVID-19 impacts. 

May 22, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (D-MN) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced the Small Packer Overtime and Holiday Fee Relief COVID-19 Act to support small meatpacking plants working overtime during COVID-19. Amid large plant closures, small packing plants have extended hours to ensure our supply chain keeps moving – this comes with added costs. 

May 21, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Reps. and colleagues on the House Agriculture Committee, Angie Craig (D-MN), Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to address the urgent issues facing America’s agriculture economy and food supply chain caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Specifically, the Farming Support to States Act would provide states access to immediate, flexible funding to ensure farmers and rural businesses have the tools needed to respond and rebuild. U.S.

May 13, 2020 Press Release

After leading a call for biofuel support to be included in the next COVID-19 legislative relief package, U.S. House Representatives Angie Craig (MN-02), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully secured support for the industry as part of the Heroes Act.

May 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig led a letter with her colleagues calling on House leadership in support of robust funding for animal disease prevention, response efforts and infrastructure in the next economic relief package.

May 6, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the Agriculture Committee, continues her push to support family farmers through the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight she convened her Farmer Advisory Council to make sure their stories are what shapes future federal legislative decisions.

May 4, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig led her colleagues from the Minnesota Delegation in a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue pushing for turkey growers to have access to any COVID-19 relief resources available to agriculture producers.

May 1, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a member of the House Rural Broadband Task Force, joined her colleagues to introduce an urgent framework to expand broadband access. The plan includes affordability measures for families and investments in creative solutions like lending hot spots to students to address the current lack of reliable broadband infrastructure.

April 29, 2020 Press Release

Yesterday U.S. Representative Angie Craig spoke with the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach. During those conversations, she pushed for urgent relief for the livestock farmers in the wake of COVID-19.