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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Mar 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer questioned the USDA's decision to force student-run restaurants at Fargo Davies and Fargo South High Schools to follow USDA nutritional guidelines.  

"This is what is wrong with Washington, D.C.  Instead of supporting and working with students running these restaurants they plan to penalize them with needless regulations. Students are getting real world experience in running a business and preparing meals for customers. I urge the USDA to reconsider their decision," said Cramer. 

Mar 19, 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

Mar 16, 2015 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made available $96 million in grants for new and innovative projects increasing access to new markets as well as providing American families greater nutritional options.

“The USDA grants will help local communities and families have access to a greater variety of nutritious food in the lunchroom and around the dining table.  These efforts will help our farmers expand into new markets in the United States and across the globe,” said Cramer.

Feb 20, 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.

“It is encouraging to see our rail transportation system becoming more efficient, with much higher train velocities and a reduced backlog compared to last year at this time,” said Cramer.

Feb 12, 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

Average number of days late

Feb 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after BNSF Railway Company announced it will invest $326 million in North Dakota rail capacity improvement and maintenance projects as part of a record $6 billion capital commitment nationwide:

Feb 6, 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.

 

Feb 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) has reversed its position and now supports the inclusion of fresh white potatoes in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, program.

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