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

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.

Oct 22, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced $100,000 investment to expand and promote local farmers' markets. Supported by Maloney in the 2014 Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant will invest in the promotion of 15 farmers’ markets and create a winter and new summer market.
Oct 16, 2014 Press Release

Newburgh, NY - The New York Farm Bureau named Representative Sean Patrick Maloney a "Friend of the Farm Bureau" because of his record of fighting for farmers across the Hudson Valley and passing the comprehensive Farm Bill. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Maloney pushed for passage of the 2014 Farm Bill that included Rep. Maloney's CROP Act, which reforms crop insurance and invests in the specialty crop farmers who drive the Hudson Valley’s agricultural economy, and an amendment to help families and communities with flooding in the Black Dirt region. 

Feb 4, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) applauded the Senate passage of the bi-partisan Farm Bill, which passed by a vote 68-32. The 2014 Farm Bill includes the very first bill Rep. Maloney introduced, the CROP Act, which reforms crop insurance and makes critical investments in the specialty crop farmers who drive the Hudson Valley’s agricultural economy. This bill passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 255-166 on January 29 and now awaits the President’s signature.
Jan 24, 2014 Press Release
One day before President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will hold his first telephone town hall this year on Monday, January 27 at 7:00 PM to discuss the “State of the Hudson Valley.” Rep. Maloney will discuss President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address and will answer constituent questions on issues important to folks in the Hudson Valley like the economy, healthcare, immigration, extending unemployment insurance, and increasing the minimum wage.
Nov 20, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana announced a $100,000 investment to connect Orange County school cafeterias with Hudson Valley farmers through the USDA “Farm to School” program. The Orange County Department of Health will partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County to form the “Healthy Orange Farm to School” program, which connects schools with local farmers, expands and strengthens community partnerships and education programs, and streamlines bidding and procurement processes. The USDA awarded 71 Farm to School grants nationwide and Orange County was one of just two projects awarded in New York State.
Jul 18, 2013 Press Release
On Monday, July 29th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney is hosting a free “Agricultural Economy Workshop” for local business owners. The workshop will highlight opportunities to access new land and capital, new markets and distribution opportunities, traditional and creative resourcing and financing options, and provide an education and funding resource toolbox for beginning farmers. The workshop will take place at the SUNY Orange – Newburgh Campus in the Great Room, Rm. 101 located at 75 Grand St. in Newburgh, NY 12550.
 

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