Agriculture

agriculture.jpgAgriculture is the foundation of Eastern North Carolina. Please review the decisions I’m making in Congress that support the agriculture industry.

Where I Stand

From tobacco, cotton, soybeans, peanuts and forestry, to hogs and poultry, agriculture is a mainstay of Eastern North Carolina.  Agriculture is important to our region, and it’s even more important to our country.  If America loses the ability to produce the food and fiber necessary to feed and clothe ourselves, we will cease to be a great nation.

I strongly support our agricultural producers and agribusinesses.  I am proud that the American Farm Bureau has recognized my efforts by consistently awarding me their ‘Friend of the Farmer Award’.

I support efforts to ensure that producers have access to the credit, low-cost safety net and export markets they need to provide us with the food we can’t do without.  I also oppose the efforts of many who don’t understand agriculture to impose additional, unnecessary regulations on farmers.

Legislative Action in the 115th Congress

Cosponsored Legislation

H.R. 593 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act – would remove burdensome requirement of obtaining permit for application of approved pesticides.

H.R. 637 Stopping EPA Overreach Act – declares that the regulation of climate change or global warming is not authorized by law.

H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Exports Act – would lift certain prohibitions of US exports to Cuba.

H.R. 113 Safeguard American Food Exports Act – would prevent horses from being used for human consumption.