Agriculture

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March 30, 2021 Press Release

 

(Erie County, N.Y.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) held the first official meeting of his Agriculture Advisory Committee on Saturday, March 27th, 2021.

 

"In order for me to craft effective policy and ensure the long-term prosperity of our region's farmers and agribusinesses, it is critical to make sure they have a seat at the table," Jacobs said. "We had a productive introductory meeting and discussed many of the pressing issues facing Western New York agriculture. I look forward to continuing our work together."

 

March 26, 2021 Press Release

 

(Erie County, N.Y.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) has joined the Great Lakes Task Force.

 

March 23, 2021 Press Release

 

(Erie County, N.Y.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) announced he formed an agriculture advisory committee.

 

March 20, 2021 Press Release

 

(Erie County, N.Y.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) visited Merle Maple in Attica today to celebrate NYS Maple Weekend and announce his co-chairmanship of the House Maple Caucus.

 

“Maple production is an important part of the agricultural economy in Western New York,” Jacobs said. “In fact, Wyoming County is one of the largest maple producers in our state.”

 

March 18, 2021 Press Release

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) joined with colleagues to ask the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to uphold agricultural purchase commitments made by China under the Phase One trade deal. 

 

“American farmers and businesses have been cheated for decades by China’s malign trade practices and efforts to artificially bolster their state-run entities,” Jacobs said. “The Phase One trade deal was critical to supporting American farmers and increasing American exports.”

March 9, 2021 Press Release

 

Labor program used for decades by agriculture, would be amended to make dairy farms eligible

 

(Erie County, N.Y.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) introduced legislation that would make the dairy industry eligible for H-2A temporary agricultural visas.

 

March 9, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) announced his subcommittee assignments on the House Committee on Agriculture for the 117th Congress.

February 22, 2021 Press Release

 

(Erie County, N.Y.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) is releasing the following statement ahead of the virtual summit between President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

 

February 11, 2021 Press Release

 

(Erie County, N.Y.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) has joined the House Rural Broadband Caucus for the 117th Congress.

 

“Expanding broadband access is critical to rebuilding and advancing rural Western New York communities. This need has existed for years, but the pandemic has amplified these needs as schools have moved online, telehealth services are being used more frequently and vaccine appointments are being made online, and Western New Yorkers are working from home,” Jacobs said.