Agriculture was a critical building block in America's foundation and has played a crucial role in the culture and economy of Louisiana and the First Congressional District. The First District is blessed with an abundance of agriculture resources, and Congressman Scalise understands the importance of protecting these invaluable resources.
As energy and other input costs rise, our farmers are struggling every day to maintain their operations. Moreover, farmers and ranchers have endured a 45 percent drop in net farm income over the last three years, the largest three-year drop since the start of the Great Depression.
With this agricultural downturn, we must always remember that America was founded on the strength of agricultural production. It is this strength that has led to America becoming one of the most prosperous countries in the world.
This is especially important to remember as Congress continues work on the 2018 Farm Bill. The House Agriculture Committee has been hard at work holding hearings to reauthorize and strengthen the Farm Bill to help those farmers in need. Our farmers deserve the assurance that they will make it through tough times.
For more information concerning Congressman Scalise's work and views on Agriculture issues, please contact his Washington, DC office.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined fellow Republican leaders to highlight the benefits Americans will feel as soon as the USMCA trade agreement is approved by Congress, like new job and economic opportunities, and encouraged Democrats to swiftly move it to the Floor.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-Texas) co-authored an op-ed for The Hill urging House Democrats to not delay bringing the USMCA trade agreement to the floor for a vote so that Americans nationwide can begin to feel the benefits of the new trade agreement, including new job creation, increased innovation, and more affordable goods.