Moolenaar: "Michigan Farm Convoys Represent the Best of America"

April 6, 2017

This morning, Congressman John Moolenaar spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives about the "overwhelming and generous" efforts of the Michigan farming community to help farmers in America's heartland who have been affected by wildfires.

The transcript of Congressman Moolenaar's remarks is below.


Honoring the Michigan Farmers Helping Those Affected by the Wildfires in the American Heartland

Mr. Speaker,

Today, another farm convoy left Michigan and headed south to help those suffering in America’s heartland, where wildfires have burned more than a million acres in four states.

This convoy, and those like it in days gone by and the days to come, is the work of the amazing farming community in my district and across the state of Michigan.

They have donated trucks, trailers and time to drive supplies to the affected areas.

They have donated food and fencing to help farmers recover and rebuild. 

They have donated care packages with candy and cards to care for the hurting souls.

Many volunteers are staying and helping in the devastated communities.

In fact, tomorrow, two young men from Ogemaw County, Brady and Keaton, are scheduled to travel with 4-H kids from Michigan's Thumb area, to volunteer their skills and help build fencing in Kansas.

The overwhelming and generous efforts of the Michigan farming community in response to this tragedy represent the best of America. I pray for God's blessing on all involved as they help with this crisis.