Agriculture

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…