Agriculture

Simpson Secures Funding for Custer County Court Annex in FY23 Omnibus

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Simpson Secures Funding for Custer County Court Annex in FY23 Omnibus Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today highlighted the inclusion of the Custer County Court Annex Building project in the FY23 Omnibus package that was signed into law on December 29, 2022. The project was included in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration bill at Congressman…

Idaho Agriculture Supports Ag Labor Reform

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Idaho Agriculture Supports Ag Labor Reform TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The ongoing farm workforce crisis is hindering agricultural production and contributing to food price inflation. We must address this now, so our producers can continue to grow, feed, clothe, and fuel our nation. The ‘Affordable and Secure Food Act’ is a step in the right direction for Idaho agriculture, and for Idaho…

Christmas Dinner Will Be More Expensive if the Senate Doesn’t Act Now

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Christmas Dinner Will Be More Expensive if the Senate Doesn’t Act Now By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “As the year comes to an end, Idaho families keep telling me how weary they are of inflation and food bills that keep going up.  It seems that every time we go to the grocery store, the price of milk, orange juice, and other staples is higher than it was the last…

Simpson, Risch Lead Effort to Prohibit ESA Sage-Grouse Listing

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Simpson, Risch Lead Effort to Prohibit ESA Sage-Grouse Listing Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and Senator Jim Risch this week led their colleagues in a bicameral letter to Senate and House leadership urging the continued Endangered Species Act (ESA) greater sage-grouse listing prohibition be maintained in a potential end-of-year spending package. “I have not fought…

Simpson Recognizes Farm Bureau Insurance 75th Anniversary

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Simpson Recognizes Farm Bureau Insurance 75th Anniversary Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today visited Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho to commemorate the 75th anniversary of providing insurance to the residents and farmers of Idaho. “Over the last 75 years, Farm Bureau has been actively contributing to the health and prosperity of Idaho’s communities,”…

Simpson Announces 13 Idaho Priorities in FY23 Appropriations Package

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Simpson Announces 13 Idaho Priorities in FY23 Appropriations Package Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced 13 priorities for Idaho included in H.R. 8294, which passed the House Representatives today by a vote of 220-207. H.R. 8294 includes the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration; Energy…

Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho Projects in Agriculture Legislation

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Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho Projects in Agriculture Legislation Projects for Twin Falls, Jerome, McCammon, Challis and Kimberly Included Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that he has secured over $9.7 million in funding for five projects in Idaho’s Second Congressional District in the Fiscal Year 2023 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The projects…

Simpson Tells SEC to Revoke Proposed Climate Rule

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Simpson Tells SEC to Revoke Proposed Climate Rule Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today joined over 130 of his Republican colleagues in urging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair, Gary Gensler to rescind a recently proposed rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose extensive climate-related data.  The proposed rule would impose…

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…

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…