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.

More on Agriculture

Jan 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have publicly filed updated weekly grain backlog status updates as required by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB). A summary of the reporting data specific to North Dakota for the last 10 weeks is below.

Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer met with Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer and Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline as well as Canada’s grain-by-rail shipment mandates.

Cramer’s Keystone XL legislation

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer delivered a keynote address at the public launch of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba in Washington, D.C at the National Press Club. The newly formed coalition aims to re-establish Cuba as a market for U.S. food and agriculture exports.

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have publicly filed updated weekly grain backlog status updates as required by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB). A summary of the reporting data specific to North Dakota for the last 10 weeks is below.

 

BNSF

Number of outstanding cars

Jan 2, 2015 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Next Thursday, January 8th, Congressman Kevin Cramer will deliver a keynote address at the public launch of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba in Washington, D.C. The newly formed coalition aims to re-establish Cuba as a market for U.S. food and agriculture exports.

“Normalizing trade between the United States and Cuba will increase the ability of Cuban citizens to access affordable food and achieve greater prosperity while creating export opportunities for North Dakota agriculture producers,” said Cramer.

Dec 26, 2014 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have publicly filed updated weekly grain backlog status updates as required by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB). A summary of the reporting data specific to North Dakota for the last 10 weeks is below.

BNSF

Number of outstanding cars

Average number of days late

Dec 23, 2014 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement concerning the settlement of the American sugar farmers' trade challenge against Mexico's dumping of heavily subsidized sugar imports onto the U.S. market:

Dec 8, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer urged U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to withdraw a proposal to dramatically increase fees for agriculture inspections at U.S. ports of entry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) first proposed the increases to Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) fees in the Federal Register on April 24.

Dec 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have publicly filed updated weekly grain backlog status updates as required by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB). A summary of the reporting data specific to North Dakota is below. Previous weeks are in italic.

 

BNSF

Number of outstanding cars

Dec 3, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was announced last month Congressman Kevin Cramer will serve on the coveted Energy and Commerce Committee during the 114th Congress. Today, Committee Chairman Fred Upton announced Cramer’s subcommittee assignments as follows: Communications and Technology, Environment and the Economy, and Oversight and Investigations.

"I am pleased to serve on these three important Subcommittees in the next Congress. Some of the most crucial issues facing North Dakota and our nation will be debated in their hearings and meetings," said Cramer.