I believe the private sector is the best champion of our farmers. Farmers in North Dakota do not need Washington instructing them on how to farm and care for their land. Ensuring crop insurance remains decoupled from conservation programs is a top priority for our farmers and ranchers. This, along with other appropriate programs, will provide a safeguard for the future of farming across America.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement regarding the announcement today that China is lifting a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports. The ban was imposed in 2003 as a result of a Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) scare. Read more from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) here.
Congressman Kevin Cramer praised the recent unanimous ruling by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals that found the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Freedom of Information Act when it gave environmental activists the personal contact information of farmers and ranchers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made available an additional $185 million to help fund operating loans for the nation’s farmers, including many in North Dakota.
“With agriculture still serving as the lifeblood of our economy, the low commodity prices are certainly being felt by everyone,” said Cramer. “With the existing program funds completely obligated through the rest of the fiscal year, the extra money now made available will provide a much needed shot in the arm.”
GRAND FORKS, N.D – Congressman Kevin Cramer said the development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology in North Dakota has had a “breakout year” in potential and progress. He spoke at the 10th Annual UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks today, after presenting remarks at the UAS Field Day at the Hillsboro, N.D., airport Monday.
“After talking about the potential for so long, it is nice to be able to touch the progress here at the Grand Sky Park and the new Robin Hall at the University of North Dakota,” Cramer said.
HILLSBORO, N.D. -- Congressman Cramer praised the partnership between the State of North Dakota and Elbit Systems of America to advance the potential for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in commercial applications.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer voted for legislation today establishing a national mandatory disclosure standard for food that contains genetically modified (GMO) ingredients.
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WASHINGTON , D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer praised today’s passage of the 2017 Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for stopping the onslaught of regulations on North Dakota farmers and jobs.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the House Appropriations Committee approved language today blocking new fertilizer regulations in the committee report to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 House Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The legislation now awaits consideration on the House floor.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer joined Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) to introduce the bipartisan Wetland Determinations Efficiency and Transparency Act this week. This legislation aims to address the backlog of wetland determinations and enact permanent reforms that make the determination process more efficient, accountable and transparent.