Agriculture is the backbone of the American economy. Nowhere is that more evident than right here in the state of Minnesota. As the nation’s top producer of turkey, sugar beets, oats, sweet corn, and green peas, and a leader in soybean and corn production, Minnesota is recognized as an agricultural leader throughout the world.
Congress plays a significant role in the modernization of American farming by actively engaging in the creation of sound agriculture and land stewardship policies. I will work to promote this vital industry and ensure that our farmers have the resources they need for effective and safe production of America’s food supply.
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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) hosted a meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) to urge the rejection of the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) application to withdraw approximately 425,000 acres of land from resource development in Minnesota.
(Courtesy of the Congressional Western Caucus)
Washington, D.C - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement after the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture:
Washington, D.C. – Following the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay President Obama’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:
The Cuba Trade Act of 2015: H.R. 3238
Press Release: Emmer, Castor Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Embargo
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) participated in a markup today for the House Committee on Agriculture’s reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trade Commission (CFTC). Emmer offered one of the seven amendments to the bill—his first as a Member of Congress.
Emmer’s amendment modifies the Commodity Exchange Act by clarifying that the clearing relief exemption for small banks and savings associations also extends to the holding companies of those associations.