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  • Faso’s Efforts Lead to Victory for NY Dairy Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Education

    Washington DC – Today, Congressman John Faso applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to give schools increased flexibility in offering low-fat flavored milk as part of National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. “This is great news for our schoolchildren and our dairy farmers here in New York,” said Faso. “Low-fat milk, including flavored milk, is an important part of a child’s diet and we should do what we can to promote consumption of this nutritious option. I applaud Secreta... Read more

  • Faso Farm Listening Tour Continues in Ulster County
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday held another event in his Farm Listening Tour at Kelder's Farm in Kerhonkson. In the lively discussion with local farmers and agribusiness owners, participants posed questions about the Fiscal Year 2018 Farm Bill as well as other legislative initiatives affecting their families and businesses. New York 19 Farming Statistics: Number of Farm Operators 8,666 Number of Farms 5,314 Land in Farms 957,846 acres Average Size of Farm 180 acr... Read more

  • Faso Meets with Local Farmers in Millerton
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday took part in a Farm Bill listening session at McEnroe Organic Farm and Farm Store in Millerton. Rep. Faso has been traveling across the 19th District all week taking similar meetings with local farmers in an effort to get their input on the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 Farm Bill - critical legislation to farmers and agribusiness owners across Upstate and the nation. Read more

  • Faso Introduces Bill to Crack-Down on Fake Organics, Support Organic Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    “Fraudulent ‘organic’ grain and feed originating overseas is not only deceptive to consumers, but it artificially drives down the price of real organics, hurting legitimate organic farmers in Upstate New York and across the country. I am proud to introduce the Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act alongside Congresswoman Lujan Grisham as it will crack down on these fake organics. This is commonsense legislation that puts American consumers and farmers first.” Read more

  • Reps. Faso and Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Veteran Farmers Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Veterans

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (NY-19) and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-2) today introduced bipartisan legislation called the Veterans and Beginning Farmers Assistance Act, which reauthorizes the Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas program (ATTRA). “The average age of a farmer is almost 60 years old while the post-9/11 veteran unemployment rate is at more than 4.5%.” said Congressman Faso. “This commonsense piece of legislation addresses these two problems and ensures ... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Protects Key Loan Program for Upstate Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    “Robust funding for the Farm Service Agency’s loan programs ensures greater financial security for Upstate farmers and provides access to credit in the face of low commodity prices. Proposed loan cuts could devastate communities in Upstate New York and similar communities across the country. These funding levels provide beginning farmers with real opportunities that might otherwise be unavailable, and provide better financing and credit availability for existing farmers to grow their farms and agribusinesses,” said Rep. Faso. Read more

  • Faso Statement on Reversal of WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Environment

    “The rule proposed by the Obama administration, while well-intentioned, created confusion and controversy among landowners and farmers throughout the nation and in Upstate New York. Farmers should not have to go to the federal Corps of Engineers or EPA to seek permits to use long-established drainage ditches on their property. It is time for the EPA to go back to the drawing board and craft a rule which doesn’t unduly burden our agricultural businesses and make sure they involve all stakeholders in the regulatory process.” Read more

  • Rep. Faso Achieves Legislative Victories for Constituents in Bipartisan Appropriations Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Debt and Deficits, Education, Environment, Immigration, Transportation, Lyme Disease

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced programs that will greatly benefit from the recent bipartisan agreement that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. “This bipartisan agreement avoids a government shutdown and includes an array of legislative victories for the 19th District,” said Congressman Faso. Bolsters Funds to Provide Raises to Members of Our Armed Forces The bill includes a defense increase of $19.9 billion when compared to 2... Read more

  • Faso Urges Secretary Perdue to Expand Milk Options for Schoolchildren
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) recently sent a letter to the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) newly confirmed Secretary Sonny Perdue along with 12 colleagues urging the department to change guidelines to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) which prohibit schools from offering whole and flavored milk products. Today Secretary Perdue signed a proclamation directing the USDA to provide schools with regulatory flexibility to offer one percent flavored milk products. “... Read more

  • Faso Issues Statement on President's WOTUS Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement on the President’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) executive order: “The Obama administration’s controversial EPA WOTUS rule is a dangerous expansion of the agency’s regulatory authority over 19th District family farms, businesses and property owners. Before it was correctly paused by the courts, WOTUS would have required local farmers to apply for federal permits for routine work involving drainage ditche... Read more

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