Supporting Central Virginia Farmers
Virginia’s 7th District is home to thousands of acres of rich farmland, and Rep. Spanberger is working in Congress to make sure the voices of Virginia’s farmers and agriculture-focused businesses are heard. While travelling across the district, she has met with farm families to talk about the many challenges they face—from destructive protectionist tariffs to young farmers struggling to access the capital they need to build successful farm and ranch operations. In the United States House of Representatives, Rep. Spanberger is committed to expanding farmers’ access to lucrative markets, removing barriers on their ability to produce sustainable goods, and increasing access to crop insurance programs through robust implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.
Addressing Food Insecurity & Hunger
Rep. Spanberger is committed to raising awareness about the prevalence of food insecurity in the 7th District, which impacts rural and suburban communities alike. According to a 2014 study, one in seven Central Virginians seek food assistance from a local food bank. In Congress, Rep. Spanberger is working to provide reliable meals to children, working families, veterans, and citizens with disabilities in communities in the 7th District and across the country. Rep. Spanberger will fight to protect successful and cost-effective anti-hunger initiatives, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, from harsh cuts or extreme restrictions.