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 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.

 

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3055, an Appropriations package totaling $383.3 billion in discretionary spending that consists of five Fiscal Year 2020 funding bills, Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.

 

April 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) applauded the historic legislative achievements made in the first 100 of the new Democratic Majority in the House of Representatives:

March 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request, which includes an 11% reduction to the Department of Energy and a $270 million dollar, 90 % cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

 

December 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation, released the following statement after the passage of the bipartisan Farm Bill by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 passed the Senate yesterday and it now heads to the President’s desk.