Agriculture

Simpson and Welch Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Stop the Labeling of Non-Dairy Products as ‘Milk’

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Simpson and Welch Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Stop the Labeling of Non-Dairy Products as ‘Milk’ WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today re-introduced bipartisan legislation that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling non-d...

Simpson Warns EPA not to return to Obama-era WOTUS definition

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Simpson Warns EPA not to return to Obama-era WOTUS definition Washington, D.C. - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regen today assured Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson that he does not intend to return to the controversial Obama-era definition of Waters of the U.S. During the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Simpson expressed the concerns that he has hear...

Simpson’s Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passes House

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Simpson’s Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passes House Washington, D.C. - The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bill coauthored and sponsored by Congressman Mike Simpson, today passed in the House of Representatives with a strong bipartisan vote of 247 – 174. The bill, which was first introduced in 2019, would provide agriculture workforce stability by allowing current workers that ability to g...

Simpson Reintroduces the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

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Simpson Reintroduces the Farm Workforce Modernization Act “This bill is good for agriculture, good for Idaho, and good for our country,” said Congressman Mike Simpson. Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02) joined a bipartisan group of Representatives in reintroducing the Farm Workforce Modernization Act to provide a common-sense workforce solution for American agriculture. The ...

Idaho Delegation Encourages Farmers and Ranchers to Submit for Round Two of CFAP

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September 18, 2020 Melanie Baucom (Crapo), 202-224-6142 Marty Cozza (Risch), 202-224-2752 Nikki Wallace (Simpson), 208-334-1953 Alexah Rogge (Fulcher), 202-225-6611 Idaho Delegation Encourages Farmers and Ranchers to Submit for Round Two of CFAP Farmers who received payments in the first round are also eligible for round two WASHINGTON, D.C. - Starting on Monday, September 21st, eligible farmers ...

Idaho Delegation Encourages Farmers to Submit CFAP Applications

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Idaho Delegation Encourages Farmers to Submit CFAP Applications Direct payments for eligible farmers are open to submit application starting Tuesday May 26th Washington, D.C. - Starting on Tuesday, May 26th, eligible farmers and ranchers can begin submitting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) administered by USDA. The program is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Reli...

Idaho Delegation Applauds Secretary Perdue on Potato and Dairy Purchase Announcement

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Idaho Delegation Applauds Secretary Perdue on Potato and Dairy Purchase Announcement USDA responds to Idaho Delegation letters to assist food producers due to COVID-19 impacts Washington, D.C. - On Monday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced $470 million in food purchases under Section 32 funding to occur in the third quarter of the 2020 fiscal year. Section 32 funds are used for a nu...

Idaho Delegation Advocates for Direct Relief to Farmers and Producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

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April 23, 2020 Idaho Delegation Advocates for Direct Relief to Farmers and Producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Mike Simpson co-led a bipartisan letter signed by 126 members in the U.S. House of Representatives, including Congressman Russ Fulcher. Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch joined the same effort in the U.S. Senate requesting the Pres...

Idaho Delegation Calls on USDA to Assist Idaho’s Farmers and Ranchers

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BOISE, Idaho – Idaho’s congressional delegation today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue calling for special attention to Idaho’s agricultural industry, which is experiencing great economic disruption due to COVID-19. Idaho is home to 25,000 farms and 185 commodities, many of which are seeing severe impacts to the farm, processing, and supply chain level...

Simpson Urges Support for Farmers During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Simpson Urges Support for Farmers During COVID-19 Pandemic Members of Congress send letter to Secretary Perdue urging CARES funding for impacted farmers and ranchers Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 66 of his colleagues in sending a letter Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, requesting relief for farmers and ranchers who have lost markets due to COVID-19. The Coronavirus...