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

October 18, 2018 In The News

MCCOMB - While agriculture accounts for more than two-thirds of the phosphorus pollution in Lake Erie, many farmers are working hard to find and share conservation practices that will best address that problem. One of the most prominent examples in the western Lake Erie basin is the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep.

August 15, 2018 Press Release

Toledo, Ohio – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) held an event at Westgate Market in Toledo with local health and nutrition experts from the Area Office of Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Neighborhood Health Association and ProMedica to highlight the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) as well as other initiatives to help ensure food security.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation, released the following statement after voting no for the GOP led Farm Bill:

“America needs Congress to pass a bipartisan Farm Bill, not engage in political theatrics. Congress must immediately go back to the drawing board and produce a real Farm Bill that shows respect for our nation’s farmers and as well as consumers.

October 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) today introduced a House Resolution to commemorate, International Day of Rural Women, in recognition of women farmers around the world.

“Women serve as the bedrock of society. They feed the world’s families. They feed our neighbors, and our countrymen,” said Kaptur. “Women are important role models for younger generations. Unfortunately, despite this, they still face many societal and economic limitations both here and abroad.”

September 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), today introduced the Urban Agriculture Production Act (H.R. 3699), a bipartisan bill to bolster nutritional and farmers’ market programs and help create the next generation of local, urban farmers and food producers. The bill is supported by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and Farmers Market Coalition.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week in a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, Members of Congress led by Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), urged the Trump Administration to fully fund the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The SFMNP program provides funding to help seniors get access to fresh, locally produced fruits and vegetables.

January 25, 2017 In The News

Katherine Ozer, a longtime advocate for small farmers, farmworkers and sustainable agriculture, who helped lead the push for federal legislation to ease credit for financially strapped farmers, died Jan. 22 at a hospital in Philadelphia. She was 58… “She pushed some of the most difficult challenges facing rural America,” Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) said in an interview.