ICYMI: Congresswoman Angie Craig Calls For Funding for Minnesota Farmers

September 18, 2019
Press Release

Today, Rep. Craig signed onto a letter reiterating her commitment to making sure Minnesota farmers are included in the upcoming spending bill. 
 

Congresswoman Angie Craig Calls For Funding for Minnesota Farmers
 

Today, U.S. Rep Angie Craig called on House leadership to include additional funds for Minnesota’s family farmers in the spending bill expected on the House Floor this week. The continuing resolution must include authority for the Commodity Credit Corporation to extend past the $30 billion mark before October 1st, allowing for Market Facilitation Program and Farm Bill payments to be made to our farmers on time.


“I will not support any further attempts to use our farmers as political pawns in today’s trade war,” said Rep. Craig. “I will not support a continuing resolution unless it includes the necessary authority for USDA to administer the Market Facilitation Program and Farm Bill payments on time.  It is time for our trade policy to return to robust and productive trading partnerships with a clear strategy to increase our agricultural exports. Punishing our farmers for politics, as usual, cannot and will not be tolerated.”

 

 

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