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

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.
 
Jun 20, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today voted against the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013 after the inclusion of last-minute draconian Tea Party amendments. The Farm Bill failed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 195-234. The Senate passed a similar bill without the Tea Party provisions by a vote of 64-35.
May 16, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) voted in support of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013 which includes key provisions to invest in the Hudson Valley’s economy. The bill passed the Committee on Agriculture with a bipartisan vote of 36-10 and now goes to the full House for consideration. Notably, the committee passed Rep. Maloney’s CROP Act that supports and defends the specialty agricultural economy in the Hudson Valley and an amendment to help families and communities with flooding in the Black Dirt region.

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