Agriculture

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…