Alabama is fortunate to have rich and abundant farmlands. In fact, our great state has more than 43,000 farms that cover roughly 8.9 million acres. That is why I want to provide farmers with strong safety nets, preserve our lands, and maintain strong support for nutrition programs.
As the Senate prepared to pass the Farm Bill in 2018, I worked to make sure that Alabama’s farmers and producers were well-served by this important legislation. Alabama farmers deserve a bill that will protect them when commodity prices are low. I also supported efforts to help assist minority farmers, veteran farmers, and new farmers.
Broadband is equally important to farmers as a tool to innovate and work smarter. I’m proud to have supported efforts in the Farm Bill that will ease the challenges many face in that respect.
As we prepare the next generation to become producers, it is important to me that they have all the tools they need to thrive. I am committed to preserving trade policies that benefit our farmers and investing in new research so our state and nation can remain competitive.
If you have any questions about this issue, please contact my Washington, DC office at (202) 224-4124.