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 31, 2019 Press Release

Maloney’s Provision to Create Transparency For Digital Commodities in Derivatives Markets Passes Through Agriculture Committee 

Jun 25, 2019 Press Release

Maloney Votes to Support Hudson Valley Farmers, Veterans, and Families in House-Passed Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) helped pass a package of bills funding several government departments and agencies, many of which directly impact Hudson Valley farmers, veterans, workers, and families.

Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

Maloney Encourages Hudson Valley Farmers to Enroll in New Program Protecting New York Dairy Industry

WASHINGTON - Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) encourages Hudson Valley dairy farmers to enroll in the 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the new voluntary program designed to protect dairy producers against dramatic changes in both farm costs and milk prices. Enrollment for the DMC program begins this week and will end Friday, September 20th, 2019.

Jan 10, 2019 Press Release

Implementation of Best-Ever Farm Bill for the Hudson Valley Stalled Due to Shutdown

Dec 14, 2018 Press Release

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.

Dec 11, 2018 Press Release

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.

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.

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