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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Agriculture

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. 

More on Agriculture

April 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement after the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture:

October 9, 2015 Press Release

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:

July 28, 2015 Page

The Cuba Trade Act of 2015: H.R. 3238

Press Release: Emmer, Castor Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Embargo

May 14, 2015 Press Release

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.

March 24, 2015 Blog Post

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. 

March 23, 2015 Column
By Reps. Barbara Comstock and Tom Emmer
March 9, 2015 Press Release

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.

March 6, 2015 Page

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