Agriculture

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…