U.S. Congressman Max Miller and U.S. Congresswoman Shontel Brown Stress the Importance of the Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congressman Max Miller (OH-07) and CongresswomanShontel Brown (OH-11), Ohio’s representatives on the House Agriculture Committee, todayled a bipartisan letter from the Ohio Delegation highlighting important priorities for the state’s agriculture industry and consumers as Congress works to reauthorize the Farm Bill. Miller and Brown were joined by fellow Ohio Representatives Mike Carey (OH-15), Greg Landsman (OH-01), Michael Turner (OH-10), Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Emilia Sykes (OH-03), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), and Dave Joyce (OH-14). 

The letter emphasized the need to quickly pass a Farm Bill to meet the broad range of challenges facing Ohio’s farmers, ranchers, consumers, and other stakeholders. Ohio has a significant agriculture industry that drives the state’s economy and contributes significantly to America’s economy. 

“I am proud to join my Ohio Delegation colleagues to shed light on issues important to Ohio’s agriculture industry and our consumers,” said Congressman Miller. “Ohio’s priorities and needs must be well represented in the Farm Bill to ensure that federal policies are good for our state’s consumers, economy, and natural resources. I’m grateful to my Ohio colleagues for joining with me to advocate for the Buckeye State’s farmers, ranchers, and producers.”   

 “Agriculture matters to everyone, and the Farm Bill matters to every corner of Ohio – from farm gates to kitchen tables. As Ohio’s representatives on the House Committee on Agriculture, Congressman Miller and I wanted to make sure that Ohio’s voice is heard as Farm Bill negotiations continue. I am proud to co-lead this bipartisan Farm Bill delegation letter and will continue to work towards a Farm Bill that works for all Ohioans,” said Congresswoman Brown. 

“Since the last Farm Bill was passed in 2018, the U.S. has experienced a pandemic, record-high inflation, rising supply costs and global unrest. A new Farm Bill is critical to address these new challenges Ohio farmers face, while strengthening protections from disastrous weather events and detrimental market disruptions that are beyond their control. We appreciate the leadership of the Ohio Congressional Delegation and their acknowledgment of the impact Ohio farmers have on our society and economy, as well as the need to reauthorize the Farm Bill to address the changing landscape of agriculture,” said Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President Adam Sharp. 

“Ohio’s pig farmers are grateful for the leadership shown by the Ohio congressional delegation to ensure that the best Farm Bill possible is passed for the benefit of our state’s farmers and citizens who depend on a healthy, affordable, and accessible food supply,” said Ohio Pork Council President Nick Seger. “We urge continued support of key Farm Bill provisions such as those that protect our nation from devastating foreign animal disease threats that could severely disrupt national food security and destroy our farm economy.” 

“Ohio’s farm families deserve a farm bill now. We’re grateful our congressional delegation is taking this seriously and putting Ohio’s priorities front and center. We’re going to work with them to deliver a win for Ohio grain producers,” said Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association Executive Director Tadd Nicholson.  

“We are fortunate in Ohio to have a congressional delegation that understands the Farm Bill is a critical tool for agriculture. The ongoing efforts to promote those policies most important to soybean growers is greatly appreciated by our members,” said Ohio Soybean Association Executive Director Kirk Merritt. 

“Ohio’s beef farm families appreciate Congressman Max Miller, and members of the state’s delegation who came together to highlight key priorities in the next Farm Bill important to Ohio agriculture. Among many significant priorities, is the need for continued funding to protect the United States against the threat of foreign animal diseases and their ensuing negative economic consequences,” said Ohio Cattleman’s Association Executive Director Elizabeth Harsh.

The letter is available here.  

 Editor’s note regarding Congressman Miller:  

 Congressman Max Miller represents Ohio’s Seventh District which includes Medina and Wayne counties as well as parts of Cuyahoga and Holmes counties. Miller serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for which he is also Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. The Republican freshman members selected Miller as their representative to the Republican Steering Committee.  He is a member of the Republican Study Committee, Main Street Caucus, and the Congressional Jewish Caucus. Before joining Congress, Miller spent six years in the Marine Corps Reserves and served in several senior positions for President Donald Trump. Please visit http://maxmiller.house.gov for more information.  

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