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. – 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.
On March 24, 2015, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) questioned agriculture industry officials during their testimony before a House Agriculture Committee hearing on the costs and impacts of mandatory biotechnology laws.
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Representatives Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Mimi Walters (CA-45) released the following statements after sending a letter to President Obama urging swift action on enacting Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. Walters and Emmer led the freshman class in sending the letter, with more than two dozen of their freshman colleagues signing in support.
TPA Legislation: H.R. 1314
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Full Text
Investor’s Business Daily: Free Trade Deals Are More Important Than Ever For U.S. Economy
While warm weather may not feel right-around-the-corner, farmers in Minnesota have spring planting season on their minds. They are getting ready to meet two important deadlines that will affect their farming decisions for the next five years.