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

April 6, 2017 Video
Congressman John Moolenaar honors the Michigan farming community for its efforts to assist the hurting communities in America's heartland that have affected by wildfires there.
April 6, 2017 Press Release
The overwhelming and generous efforts of the Michigan farming community in response to the tragic wildfires represent the best of America. I pray for God's blessing on all involved as they help with this crisis.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
"I promised to fight this EPA regulation when I first ran to serve the people of mid and northern Michigan, and today’s decision is a victory for individual property rights and the 15,000 farmers of my district."
August 10, 2016 Press Release
Today, the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it has approved the Michigan Department of Education’s request for additional funding so that more fresh fruits and vegetables can be purchased by Flint schools.
May 26, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Moolenaar led a bipartisan letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rule regarding practices for organic poultry and livestock. On behalf of constituents, Moolenaar and 24 other members ask the department to extend its comment period on the rule and to provide a more comprehensive economic assessment of its impact. The comment period is currently scheduled to end on June 13.
May 23, 2016 Press Release
Chemistry is vital for our quality of life and economic growth, and reforming TSCA is essential to guaranteeing that the chemical and materials industry in the U.S. will continue to grow in a manner consistent with our human health and environment.
May 5, 2016 Press Release
Congressman John Moolenaar is the author of the Safe Water and Nutrition Access Act, which was introduced last month. The legislation makes Flint eligible for federal aid for water infrastructure and nutrition.
April 22, 2016 Press Release
As a Mid Michigan resident it is important to me to find ways to help rural communities in Michigan along with our neighbors in Flint. Rural communities in my district and across Michigan also have water safety concerns and this legislation eliminates barriers to federal grants for water infrastructure financing and technical assistance.
January 13, 2016 Press Release
Moolenaar: "Today, I stood with the 15,000 farmers in my district and continued to fight against the Obama Administration's executive overreach. Farmers across Michigan are worried about this rule which would regulate ditches and puddles on their fields. Federal courts and a bipartisan majority of the people’s representatives have opposed this rule. The executive branch should rescind it and give farmers more certainty for the future."
December 17, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: "The legislation permanently extends the research and development tax credit that leading Michigan companies use to make innovative new products that are sold around the world. This will reduce the tax burden for Michigan businesses and create more jobs for Michigan residents.”

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