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

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.

Oct 18, 2017 Press Release

Maloney Advocated for Investments, Met with Agriculture Secretary Perdue about Leafminer

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

Poughkeepsie, NY – In response to the recent explosion of interest in organic and locally-grown foods, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, announced the introduction of the bipartisan Local Food and Regional Market Supply (FARMS) Act to support local farmers and consumers.

Jan 6, 2017 Press Release

Maloney Led NY Congressional Delegation Letter of Support

Oct 3, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that Glynwood Center, an agricultural nonprofit in Cold Spring dedicated to making agriculture more profitable and sustainable, will receive a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) investment of $249,839 to develop educational and promotional activities to increase local food sales.

Jul 11, 2016 Press Release

Cornwall, NY – Following a roundtable with Hudson Valley farmers at Soons Orchard in April and extensive discussion with his agricultural advisory board, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced new legislation to help beginning farmers. The Beginning Farmer Agenda Act is a comprehensive approach to supporting the next generation of farmers. This bill would invest in land conservation to help new farmers acquire land, add new resources for farmers at USDA and invest in the development of local and regional food systems.

Jul 1, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that his office has secured over $6 million for Hudson Valley veterans, small businesses and families who were owed payments by the federal government. Rep. Maloney’s constituent advocates assisted over 3,500 individual constituents with cases involving the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Approximately half of the funds were returned to over 800 veterans, service members, and their families.

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – On Earth Day, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) hosted a roundtable with Hudson Valley farmers at Soons Orchards in New Hampton, NY to discuss local agriculture priorities, conservation efforts and ways to support the next generation of Hudson Valley farmers. In attendance were representatives from the New York Farm Bureau, the National Young Farmers Coalition, area land trusts and non-profits, Cornell Cooperative Extension and local Hudson Valley farmers.

Jan 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced his subcommittee assignments on both the House Agriculture Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.