Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large
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Agriculture

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.

The Farm Bill is currently being considered in Congress. Below is a comparison between the versions proposed by the House and Senate.

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Apr 16, 2014
Press Release

LANGDON, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced he will bring two senior staff members of the House Agriculture Committee to Fargo for a public Farm Bill seminar and question-and-answer session. Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, and Bart Fischer, chief economist of the Committee, will answer questions on the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill for agriculture representatives, crop insurance agents, and the public.

Apr 4, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer met yesterday with Canadian Member of Parliament Rob Merrifield to discuss rail transportation issues including grain shipment delays on Canadian Pacific Railway (CP). Cramer sent a letter to Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer expressing concerns about the recent performance standard mandate imposed on CP.

Mar 28, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released updated data from BNSF Railway on the continuing rail delays facing North Dakota agriculture producers. The report indicates 16,761 rail cars were running an average of 23.4 days late as of March 21.

Mar 14, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disregarded a directive from Congress to include fresh white potatoes from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program, Congressman Cramer today signed a letter to request U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack revisit the decision.

Mar 14, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disregarded a directive from Congress to include fresh white potatoes from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program, Congressman Cramer today signed a letter to request U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack revisit the decision.

Mar 11, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed legislation cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer to prevent farmers and landowners from being forced to comply with a costly Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation. The Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship (FUELS) Act addresses an Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule which requires certain fuel storage facilities to be structurally altered for compliance.

Feb 11, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer said a response he and other colleagues received from the Department of Labor regarding OSHA’s excessive regulation on small farming operations is a welcome step, but more action is needed.

Feb 7, 2014
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after President Barack Obama signed the five-year farm bill:

Feb 6, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced legislation he cosponsored to improve the permitting process for livestock grazing on public lands has passed the House of Representatives. The Grazing Improvement Act, included in a combined lands bill, will grant greater economic certainty to ranchers and landowners by extending the longevity of grazing permits and decreasing the wait period for permit renewals.

Feb 5, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the House of Representatives passed a bill he cosponsored including key protections for hunting and fishing activities. The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act would remove federal roadblocks preventing recreation on public lands and prevent future hurdles from being created.