Agriculture

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Idaho Delegation Urges USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers

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Idaho Delegation Urges USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers WASHINGTON, D.C. — Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch along with Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that he provide immediate assistance to cattle producers by using the resources provided in ... Read more »

Simpson Supports USMCA

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SIMPSON SUPPORTS USMCA Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson lauded passage of H.R. 5430, the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. The agreement passed the U.S. House of Representatives today with a final bipartisan vote of 385-41. “President Trump negotiated this agreement over a year ago and Speaker Pelosi refused to bring this legislation to the floor until now,” said Simps... Read more »

Simpson Secures Idaho Provisions in Year-End Legislation

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the House passage of H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which will fund the federal government for fiscal year 2020 and include numerous critical benefits for Idaho and Western States. “I’m very pleased to see this package come to fruition today,” said Simpson. “This is Congress doing its job and fulfilling its Constitutional duty to keep the government funded.... Read more »

Simpson Delivers for Idaho AG - Legal Workforce and Free Trade

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Simpson Delivers for Idaho AG - Legal Workforce and Free Trade Idaho Congressman Passes Ag Immigration Bill and Strongly Supports USMCA Washington, D.C. – With the nonstop, everchanging news on impeachment and Democrat primaries, it is easy to think that Congress isn’t doing anything else. That is simply not true. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has been working relentlessly on a solution for our b... Read more »

Simpson, House Republicans Demand a Vote on USMCA

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Washington, D.C. – While most of the world was watching the theatrical impeachment hearing in the House, Republicans were at work. On Monday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 159 Republicans sending Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter urging her to immediately consider and pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The letter expands on the importance of the trade deal to the agriculture indust... Read more »