Agriculture

Congresswoman Kaptur’s passion for agriculture goes back to her childhood. Her father owned a small grocery that prided itself on offering healthy fresh foods, often purchased directly from local farmers. The Kaptur grocery sold locally-grown food long before it became popular.

That experience underlies Congresswoman Kaptur’s belief in forward-thinking farm legislation that eliminates wasteful subsidies, provides resources to strengthen local and regional food systems, and makes the necessary investments in agricultural research.

Congresswoman Kaptur’s legislative efforts have focused on creating economic opportunities at the local level by supporting a sustainable model of agriculture.

More on Agriculture

August 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after calling on the Chairs of the House and Senate Budget and Agriculture Committees to allocate $100 million in additional funding for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), and the Women, Infants, and Children Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP).

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a package of seven fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills, including Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education ($254 billion), Agriculture ($197 billion), Energy and Water ($53 billion), Financial Services ($29 billion), Interior ($43 billion), Military Construction and Veterans Affairs ($280 billion), and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development ($163 billion).

April 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after President Joe Biden released his FY2022 budget request. Rep. Kaptur also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

 

March 31, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris unveiled the American Jobs Plan, a historic, new-age jobs and infrastructure package to reimagine and rebuild the American economy, invest in American communities, create millions of new jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, combat climate change, and take on global competitors like China.

August 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Cleveland will be the recipient of a new Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee focused exclusively on urban agriculture. County committees have enabled farmer input on the delivery of FSA programs since the 1930s, and these new committees are part of USDA’s efforts to better support urban agriculture.

 

July 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed an appropriations package that includes the following four appropriations bills: State-Foreign Operations, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. 

 

May 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) release the following statement urging farmers across Northern Ohio who have suffered losses as a result of the dual public health and economic challenges caused by coronavirus to apply for direct payments being made available by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

April 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the important role Victory Gardens played in America’s World War efforts and reaffirming their purpose as essential to strengthening food security, health education, and community morale during the 2020 Coronavirus disease (COVID–19) crisis.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after the House passed two legislative packages that together comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills – H.R. 1865, domestic priorities and international assistance appropriations minibus, and H.R.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), voted to pass H.R. 5038, The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bill to stabilize the agricultural sector and protect farm workers.