News from Representative Tom Emmer


Dear Friend,

Every week Minnesota farmers commit themselves to providing the food and fuel our communities rely on. The food they produce is also exported to markets around the world. Without the continued success of our farm economy, American families and - ultimately families everywhere - suffer.

It is easy to forget the people who ensure there is food in our grocery stores. Through their hard work and dedication, we enjoy the choices they provide for us. That is why last Congress, we passed a comprehensive farm bill to provide assurance that these farmers receive the support they need from the nation they feed.

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Congressman Emmer with Congressman Collin Peterson at a town hall in Melrose, MN.

Recently, I had the chance to join my colleague and fellow Minnesotan, Representative Collin Peterson for a town hall in Melrose, Minnesota. At this town hall, we discussed the positive effects the farm bill has already had on our farming communities.

Included in the farm bill, were provisions to improve dairy risk management tools, funding for livestock disease prevention, and new supports aimed at assisting young farmers beginning their careers in agriculture.

The bill also included my STRESS Act to combat farmer suicide. This legislation reauthorizes the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network to give states needed resources to provide mental health services for farmers and ranchers. This effort will deliver more mental health treatment to our farmers who have suffered in silence for far too long.

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Congressman Emmer hosting a Agriculture Advisory Committee meeting in Waconia, MN.

Back home, I also had a chance to reconnect with my Agriculture Advisory Committee. We discussed the farm bill in addition to the many challenges Minnesota’s agriculture community continues to face. Issues like trade and access to reliable international markets remains on the forefront of their minds. The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) is an important step towards a better trade deal for our nation’s farmers, but it needs to be completed. Additionally, we need to level the playing field with China in order to re-open this critical export market

We have a lot of work to do, but I'm proud of the work we've accomplished so far. I look forward to continue listening to our farmers to understand their emerging needs. In the meantime, if you would like to share something with me, send me a note here. Keep up with what we're doing in Washington by following me on Twitter and Facebook

Sincerely,

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