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.
For more information concerning my work and views on agriculture issues, please contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Implementation of Best-Ever Farm Bill for the Hudson Valley Stalled Due to Shutdown
New Hampton, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney joined local agriculture and hunger experts to discuss victories in the 2018 Farm Bill for the Hudson Valley. Rep. Maloney, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, successfully fought attempts by a small group of Republicans to make deep cuts to important programs that support Hudson Valley farmers and residents who rely on federal nutrition assistance. The bill includes provisions from three bills Rep.
WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that he would support the Conference Report to the 2018 Farm Bill, which represents a bipartisan compromise on the crucial agriculture legislation rather than the partisan House version he opposed earlier this year. The final legislation includes provisions of bills Rep. Maloney authored and refrains from making massive changes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Rep.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
Hudson Valley Home to Nearly 100 of New York’s Most Dangerous Dams
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.