Agriculture

Simpson Pushes for Crackdown on Dairy Imitators

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Simpson Pushes for Crackdown on Dairy Imitators Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week lead 36 of his House colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf and Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young raising concerns with the continued lack of enforcement of dairy standards of identity, a cause Congressman Simpson ...

Simpson Shows Support for Critical Rural Utility Services

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Simpson Shows Support for Critical Rural Utility Services Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson signed on as a cosponsor of H.R. 2244, the Flexible Financing for Rural America Act, legislation that would allow rural electric cooperatives and rural broadband providers the ability to refinance their Rural Utilities Service (RUS) debt at lower interest rates, and, in turn, rein...

Vaccine Mandate Still Impacting Trucking and Seedlings from Being Delivered to Idaho Ag

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Vaccine Mandate Still Impacting Trucking and Seedlings from Being Delivered to Idaho Ag Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson visited Western Trailer Manufacturing in Boise last week where he spoke with Idaho trucking companies about the challenges COVID-19 restrictions and supply chain issues are having on their businesses. He also experienced the truck simulator to better understand ...

Simpson Joins Amicus Brief to Fight Expansive WOTUS Authority in Idaho

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Simpson Joins Amicus Brief to Fight Expansive WOTUS Authority in Idaho Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson recently joined 154 House colleagues in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Case Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, an Idaho case that could set forth the proper test for determining the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean ...

Simpson Continues to Deliver for Idaho Agriculture

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Simpson Continues to Deliver for Idaho Agriculture By Congressman Simpson Washington, D.C. – “Agriculture plays a central role in many of Idaho’s communities and accounts for nearly 20 percent of our state's economy. Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District contributes the 13th largest supply of total agricultural products to market and boasts the second most valuable dairy industry of any congressional...

Simpson Urges President Biden to Act on High Fertilizer Prices

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Simpson Urges President Biden to Act on High Fertilizer Prices Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today joined 96 of his colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden urging him to act on record-high fertilizer prices affecting American farmers going into the spring planting season. “Farmers across Idaho and the country are feeling the burden of higher input costs due to supply ...

Simpson Secures Funding for Rangeland Research in Wood River Valley

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Simpson Secures Funding for Rangeland Research in Wood River Valley Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has secured $1.325 million in a recent government funding bill for the University of Idaho to develop education and research training at the Rinker Rock Creek Ranch field station near Hailey, Idaho by expanding curricula in rangeland management and animal science. “Idaho has long b...

U.S. Potato Export Agreement Must Be Honored, Expedited Write Bipartisan Leaders

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U.S. Potato Export Agreement Must Be Honored, Expedited Write Bipartisan Leaders WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Angus King (I-Maine) and U.S. Congressmen Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) led 30 of their Congressional colleagues in potato-producing states in a bipartisan, bicameral letter calling on the USDA to press its counter-agency in Mexico to honor a...

Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho National Guard, Boise Airport, Habitat for Humanity, CEI, U of I, Shoshone Bannock Fire Station and Several Ag Projects including Dubois Sheep Station and Idaho Grain Center

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Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho National Guard, Boise Airport, Habitat for Humanity, CEI, U of I, Shoshone Bannock Fire Station and Several Ag Projects including Dubois Sheep Station and Idaho Grain Center Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced today that he has secured nearly $24 million in funding for 8 projects in Idaho’s Second Congressional District in the FY22 Omnibus ...

Simpson Discusses Supply Chain With McCain Foods USA

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Simpson Discusses Supply Chain With McCain Foods USA Washington, D.C. – Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson visited McCain Foods USA processing plant in Burley, Idaho. McCain Foods USA is the nation’s leading supplier of frozen potato and snack food products across the country. Simpson toured McCain’s plant operations and met with company leadership to discuss ongoing issues related to supply ch...