Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Agriculture

I fought to join the House Agriculture Committee because farming is vital to the Hudson Valley’s economy and our way of life. By providing healthy food to our communities, state, and nation, our farmers create thousands of jobs and bring millions of dollars to our region. 
 

I serve on the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and the Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture.  These subcommittees are focused on issues that matter to the Hudson Valley’s economy, like fruits and vegetables, crop insurance, and biotechnology.
 
Farmers in the Hudson Valley work hard every day, and I will work just as hard to fight for them.  I will fight for policies that support our nation’s farmers and ensure that Americans have access to the world’s safest food and agriculture products. 
 
In recent years the Hudson Valley has been rocked by natural disasters. Our farmers have been especially hard hit. That’s why I will continue to advocate for critical agricultural disaster relief and flood mitigation programs and why I have introduced legislation to improve crop insurance programs to make sure Washington is working for the Hudson Valley.  
 

For more information concerning my work and views on agriculture issues, please contact me.
 

I look forward to hearing from you.
 

Thank you.

 

More on Agriculture

Oct 25, 2018 Press Release

New Hampton, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney joined local and national experts on key agriculture programs at Soons Orchard in New Hampton to discuss the harmful effects of Congress’s failure to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. Nearly 40 key programs administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) expired at the end of September when Congress left town without passing the bill, including programs designed to help young and beginning farmers, promote locally-grown foods, and help farmers branch out into value-added production.

Sep 4, 2018 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of $249,052 to allow Orange County’s Minkus Farms to promote their new local-label products, contract with larger regional food retailers, and hire three new employees. The funding is made available through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Value Added Producer Program (VAPG).

Jul 25, 2018 Press Release

Newburgh, NY  – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today announced a $249,997 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development investment for Fishkill Farms in Dutchess County. The investment will allow Fishkill Farms to improve its marketing for new products. Rep. Maloney has served the Hudson Valley on the House Committee on Agriculture since being elected to Congress in 2013.

Jul 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) has sent a letter to United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue asking him to immediately resolve an impending technology issue which would prevent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries from using their benefits at nearly two thousand farmers markets across the country. One of the largest payment processors for the program, Novo Dia, has announced that it will stop offering the service by the end of July.

Jun 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) will again oppose the partisan GOP Farm Bill, which would make deep cuts to the crop insurance program, eliminate the nation’s largest land conservation program, fail to address the needs of specialty crop farmers in the Hudson Valley, and throw millions of low-income Americans off of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Jun 1, 2018 Press Release

Hudson Valley Home to Nearly 100 of New York’s Most Dangerous Dams

May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON —  Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) voted against the Republican Farm Bill today, objecting to a wide variety of cuts and programmatic changes which failed to adequately address the needs of Hudson Valley Farmers. H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes and amends all programs directed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and is typically passed with broad, bipartisan support every five years. Rep.

Apr 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHIGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, released the following statement after the Committee amended and passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill reauthorizes – and amends – all programs directed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and is typically passed  every five years.

Mar 14, 2018 Press Release

Priorities Report Details Policy Proposals Maloney Will Fight to Include in Bill

Nov 30, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of $404,650 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to support the next generation of farmers and ranchers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). Rep. Maloney has also introduced legislation to reauthorize the BFRDP program.

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