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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the Science, Space, and Technology Committee approved legislation to strengthen weather research, and a bill to reauthorize a drought monitoring program which assists local governments, farmers, and ranchers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer reiterated his opposition to forcing farmers into conservation compliance in order to qualify for crop insurance. Cramer is supported in his stance by 12 North Dakota farm organizations who this week sent a joint letter on the subject to the four lead conference committee negotiators.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer submitted official comments on regulations stemming from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Cramer said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should look to the expertise of North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, the National Sunflower Association, and North Dakota food producers as it develops rules for food inspection.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today Congressman Cramer issued a statement in response to the shortage of propane currently experienced by North Dakota agriculture producers:
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer expressed his disappointment with the U.S. Senate leadership for calling a recess and delaying the first meeting of the farm bill conference committee. While the House is in session this week, the Senate recess is delaying the first meeting of the committee by at least a week. The House named conferees to the committee earlier this month.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the anti-sugar resolution he fought against was defeated on the floor of the House of Representatives. During a Saturday session, the House voted down language to dismantle the sugar program of the farm bill by an even wider margin than during amendment consideration in June.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a rule during a weekend session rejoining the agriculture and food stamp bills passed by the chamber.
The news reports of young surfers in California who use food stamps to maintain a work-free lifestyle. Serious damage is being done to a program originally designed to help those in need.
To restore the integrity and solvency of nutrition assistance, the House passed several important reforms this week as part of the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. They are worth explaining in detail.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer was presented with the 2013 Fueling Growth award for his work in support of ethanol energy industry as part of the 4th annual Growth Energy Advocate Conference. Growth Energy is the leading trade association for ethanol.