Agriculture

As a lifelong resident of mid and northern Michigan, I understand the importance of agriculture to our state. Agriculture has been instrumental in our state’s economic recovery, and I am proud to represent the 15,000 farms and rural communities of our district.  

As a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, I am committed to ensuring that vital agriculture programs are maintained. I will continue to support Michigan farmers by ensuring that federal regulations do not impede upon farm operations, and helping develop policies that will enable farmers to sell more products to more customers.

More on Agriculture

August 3, 2021 Editorial
On July 22-24, I visited our nation's southern border in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to meet with law enforcement officials there and see firsthand what is happening on the border. The sad truth is the Biden Administration’s policies are not working, and there is a crisis currently occurring as thousands of immigrants illegally cross the border each day. The whole situation is unsustainable and threatens our nation’s public safety, while also being unfair to hardworking people who legally come to the United States.
July 1, 2021 Editorial
In the spirit of unity as our nation celebrates Independence Day, I wanted to share with you some of the bipartisan legislation that I have supported recently to make our community and our country a better place.
July 1, 2021 Press Release
“The USMCA helps Michigan workers and farmers by leveling the playing field in manufacturing and agriculture and it will help Michigan farmers and companies sell more Michigan-made goods in new markets,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “I have been a strong supporter of the USMCA because it benefits Michigan and I will continue working to make sure our partners in Canada and Mexico meets the obligations of the agreement.”
June 10, 2021 Press Release
"In a few short months, President Biden and the Democrats have already spent trillions of dollars and now the bill is coming due for Michigan residents who have to pay rising costs for groceries, gas, building materials, and other products. This is especially difficult for seniors and families. I will be working to stop President Biden's six trillion dollar budget and other partisan spending proposals from Democrats that would lead to more inflation."
February 26, 2021 Page

The bipartisan BOOST Act would allow eligible rural homeowners and primary lessess to claim a refundable consumer tax credit of up to $300 after purchasing a signal booster or hotspot to improve a slow internet connection.

July 1, 2020 Press Release
With new market access to Canada for dairy farmers and a more level playing field for Michigan workers, the USMCA will benefit the economy and create jobs,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “Michigan workers are the best in the world and this agreement increases protections for them while cutting red tape for small businesses who sell Michigan-made products in Canada and Mexico. The USMCA is a strong trade agreement for the 21st century that will move our state and our country forward.
May 6, 2020 Press Release
“This funding will help take care of vulnerable people in mid and northern Michigan,” said Congressman John Moolenaar, who voted for the CARES Act in March. “The crisis has increased food and shelter concerns for many people in our state and this will help address those issues with funding for local organizations who know our communities well."
March 27, 2020 Editorial
This relief package will get needed supplies to the frontlines of the public health crisis, while providing Michigan families with the help they need.
January 29, 2020 Press Release
“President Trump has kept his promise to fight for a better deal for our state. This new trade agreement is a win for agriculture and manufacturing that opens new markets for Michigan farmers and creates more opportunities for Michigan-made goods. The economy is strong right now with low unemployment and raising wages, and I believe Michigan workers will continue to thrive under this new agreement because they’re the best in the world.”
January 16, 2020 Press Release
“This new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada levels the playing field for Michigan workers and opens new markets for Michigan farmers, including Canada’s dairy market. Manufacturing will also benefit, and hardworking men and women will see more demand for the Michigan-made products they make every day. President Trump promised a new, fairer agreement for our country and he has delivered. I welcome the Senate's bipartisan support for this historic new agreement."

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