Agriculture

Luetkemeyer: Trade Deal with China is Great News for American Workers and Exporters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement regarding the signing of a trade agreement between the U.S. and China. “The President’s trade deal with China is great news for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. With Missouri being made up of two-thirds farmland and home to a thriving auto industry, our already strong economy will... Read more »

Luetkemeyer Votes to Send Farm Bill to the President’s Desk

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Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) released the following statement in support of this critical legislation: “A few months ago, I voted in support of the House-passed farm bill to ensure stability for our Missouri farmers because I understand h... Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: Missouri Feeding the World

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Having grown up raising hogs and cattle and continuing to own livestock today, agriculture policy is deeply personal to me. More importantly, living in Mid-Missouri allows me to talk to farmers and ranchers daily. I know how hard they work day in and day out to put food on their own tables and on the shelves of our grocery stores. Read more »

Blaine's Bulletin: Celebrating National Agriculture Week

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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

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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 »