Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released the following statement on the release of the draft Farm Bill:

“Agriculture is the backbone of our North Country economy, and as Congress debates and amends the upcoming Farm Bill, I want to ensure the priorities of our farmers are included,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The just released draft text of the Farm Bill will be made available in my newsletter and online on the House Agriculture website, and I encourage farmers in our district to review it and weigh in with our office. Thank you to our North Country farmers for all you do to keep food on our tables.”

H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, can be read here. Constituents can contact our offices with their thoughts here.

Congresswoman Stefanik recently supported passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act that included several reforms to help our North Country dairy farmers, and also hosted a dairy roundtable at Jefferson Community College. Yesterday she spoke on the House floor in support of dairy farmers.