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  • Blaine's Bulletin: Celebrating National Agriculture Week
    Posted in Columns on March 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Whenever I meet with farmers and ranchers, I remind them that agriculture is an “under the radar” industry. While each and every day more than 300 million Americans rely upon our nation’s farmers and ranchers for a safe, abundant, and affordable supply of food, fiber, and fuel, agriculture does not get a lot of mainstream attention. This is likely due to the fact that more and more Americans are multiple generations removed from the farm, and because our nation’s agricultural producers do such a great job day in and day out. Unfortunately, many of our farmers and ranchers have grown accustomed to only receiving mainstream attention when something goes wrong and there is a disruption to the supply of agricultural products. Read more

  • Blaine's Bulletin: Importance of Farming
    Posted in Columns on July 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    There are no greater stewards of the land and animals than farmers. There is also no doubt that our farmers and ranchers are responsible for serving America as the breadbasket of the world. As a former small farmer who raised hogs and cattle to help pay my way through college and still enjoys working on my 160-acre farm, it is amazing that government today is intent on attacking what is considered a noble calling. Read more

  • Luetkemeyer Statement on EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s Visit to Parts of Missouri
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture , Water and River Resources

    Following is a statement from U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) on a visit today and Thursday by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to Rocheport and Kansas City to discuss proposed changes to the Clean Water Act: Read more

  • Luetkemeyer Votes to Protect Private Water Rights from Federal Authorities
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture , Small Business

    U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) supported legislation that would protect the private water rights of hard-working Americans from the federal government. Read more

  • Luetkemeyer Statement on Passage of Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Rep. Blaine Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) issued the following statement after the House passed a bipartisan Farm Bill compromise that will save taxpayers more than $23 billion over 10 years: Read more

  • Luetkemeyer Backs Farm Bill Extension While Work Wraps Up on Comprehensive Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Agriculture

    As part of his commitment to protecting American farmers, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3) today voted for a short-term Farm Bill extension which extends through January 31, 2014, most provisions of current farm policy until work is completed on a comprehensive Farm Bill. Read more

  • Luetkemeyer Receives ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ Honor from American Farm Bureau Federation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9), a farmer and small businessman, has again been honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation with the ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ award for his efforts on behalf of hard-working American farm families. Luetkemeyer, who previously served on the House Agriculture Committee, also received the award in 2010 for his work in the last Congress. Read more

  • Luetkemeyer Column- Supporting Our Farm Communities
    Posted in Columns on August 17, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    It was made quite clear to me during a recent visit to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia that our farm communities are not happy with the flood of regulations that the current administration is trying to force down their throats. Whether I was visiting the hog pens or the cattle barns, folks were angry and wanted answers. One of the topics at the top of folks’ lists was the Guidance Document that the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released in April, 2011, that is supposed to clarify protection of waters under the Clean Water Act. Read more

  • Luetkemeyer to Discuss Critical Agricultural Issues During Visit to Missouri State Fair
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    With farm communities facing the burdens of more government regulation and a historic drought, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) plans to discuss those issues with farmers, ranchers and agricultural leaders while attending this year’s Missouri State Fair on Thursday, August 16. Read more

  • Luetkemeyer Column- Missouri's Devastating Drought
    Posted in Columns on August 10, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    The grass is brown and dry, the soil is cracked and even the heartiest trees on our small family farm are struggling to hold their own. It is a scene being played across much of the United States and especially in Missouri, where our farmers and ranchers are struggling to get by. Not only have I seen the devastation the drought has caused our family farm, but I have heard from so many folks out there who were faring much worse, with their livelihoods on the line. Read more

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