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  • Faso Announces Rural Business Development Investment for Local Dairy Operations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced a federal investment award for the Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship (CADE) in Oneonta, New York. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to provide technical and business development assistance to local dairy farmers and producers. The program is providing $99,990 in funding, which will be used to assist dairy farmers, creameries, and milk processors in develop... Read more

  • Faso Highlights New Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the offering of a new dairy insurance plan that will help local dairy farmers during sudden declines in the sale of milk. The new plan will be known as Dairy Revenue Protection and will be open for sign-up on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Coverage will begin during the first quarter of 2019. "American Farm Bureau Federation's new Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance is another important risk management tool to help dairy farms we... Read more

  • Faso Co-Sponsors Newly Introduced Farm Guest Worker Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Immigration

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today co-sponsored the recently introduced H.R. 6417 – the Ag and Legal Workforce Act, which will create a new agricultural guest worker program (H-2C) to ensure Upstate farmers have the ability to maintain a reliable workforce. This bill is the result of ongoing negotiations over immigration reform. It was introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Tex... Read more

  • Faso Highlights House Passage of Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted passage of H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act, more commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill, by a vote of 213—211. The Farm Bill is an all-encompassing legislative proposal that guides the nation’s agriculture and nutrition policies for the next five years. The bill includes strengthened work requirements for able-bodied adults accompanied with a historic investment in workforce training so SNAP recipients are on a path ou... Read more

  • ICYMI: Faso, GOP Members of NY Delegation Send Letter on NAFTA Dairy Policy to U.S. Trade Rep. Lighthizer
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) and Republican members of the NY Congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer highlighting the dairy trading disparity between the United States and Canada. Canada’s unfair Class 7 pricing program and tariffs on U.S. dairy products have caused severe pain to Upstate dairy farmers and the broader nationwide industry. The letter specifically asks Trade Representative Lighthizer to prioritize dairy conc... Read more

  • Faso Priorities Included in 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the release of legislative text for H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, commonly known as the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is an all-encompassing legislative proposal that guides the nation’s agriculture policies for the next five years. The current proposal has been developed over the past fifteen months by members on both sides of the aisle on the Agriculture Committee. “I am pleased that the Farm Bill introduced today... Read more

  • Faso Highlights New USDA Rule Allowing Flavored Milk in Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), today, highlighted the upcoming implementation date of a rule published by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service that will give schools flexibility in menu planning by allowing for flavored, low-fat milk to be served to students. Dairy product consumption is linked to improved bone health and is especially important during childhood and adolescence, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Schools will not need to seek a waiver to off... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Changes to MPP-Dairy Program, Announces Reopening of Enrollment Period
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) applauded the reopening of enrollment for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The MPP program recently underwent changes as authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The enrollment period will run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018. Dairy producers should contact one of Congressman Faso’s offices with any questions. “Dairy farmers are in the midst of a prolonged e... Read more

  • ‘Faso Farm Bill’ Highlights Priorities for the Upcoming Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released a list of priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill. The list of priorities touches on several different issue areas that coincide with areas Representative Faso has been working on since January 2017. The farm economy is facing increasingly difficult headwinds. The upcoming Farm Bill is critical for the Upstate agriculture community as trade barriers in Canada, slowing demand, and the margin protection program have not done ou... Read more

  • 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

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