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In Goochland, Spanberger, USDA Rural Development Head Xochitl Torres Small Discuss Major Investment in ReConnect Program with Central Virginia Officials

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**Click Here for Photos from the Event** GOOCHLAND COUNTY, V.A. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small in Goochland County to meet with local officials and discuss a major investment in USDA’s Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program. Last week, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that o...

The Fence Post: House Ag subcommittee hears from Forest Service chief

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THE FENCE POST At a House Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee hearing today, U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore listed the many problems in the national forests that need to be addressed to mitigate forest fires. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., subcommittee chair, and Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., subcommittee ranking member, presented somewhat competing visions for the future. Mo...

The Wall Street Journal: Democrats Hear Conflicting Messages From Voters on $3.5 Trillion Plan

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, KRISTINA PETERSON On a telephone town hall hosted by the seniors’ group AARP on Thursday night, Rep. Abigail Spanberger was peppered with questions about how to lower the cost of prescription drugs and support caregivers, two important planks of the $3.5 trillion spending package Democrats on Capitol Hill are currently crafting. But just two days earlier, as the Virginia D...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Hard work and reward: local couple breeds sport horses on Culpeper area farm

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, ALLISON BROPHY CHAMPION Located in a high situation near the Rapidan River with mountain views of Culpeper and Orange counties, Greenstone Farm produces German warmblood sport horses through the hard work of a married couple with four children. It was the pastoral view that attracted Jim and Carolyn Miller to the 115-acre rolling farm technically located in Orange, but with...

Associated Press: Vulnerable Democrats push for local priorities in budget

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ASSOCIATED PRESS, THOMAS BEAUMONT U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne of Iowa was slow to get behind a $1 trillion infrastructure bill after the Senate passed it last month. It wasn't the price tag that tripped up the Democrat from a swing House district. It was that none of the money was targeted for a home state industry — ethanol and biodiesel. Axne set out to fix that. In the weeks since, she won assurances ...

Agri-Pulse: House Ag debates spending plan, Dems rebuff GOP attacks over stepped-up basis

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AGRI-PULSE, PHILIP BRASHER, STEVE DAVIES The House Agriculture Committee on Friday debated $66 billion in new spending for agricultural research, renewable energy and forestry over strenuous objections of Republicans, who used the deliberations to highlight President Joe Biden’s proposal to increase taxes on inherited assets. Votes on the Democratic measure and 30 GOP amendments were postponed unt...

ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Five-Stop Central Virginia Farm Tour, Stresses Need to Stand with Crop & Livestock Producers During Economic Recovery

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HENRICO, V.A. — On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — a Member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee — conducted a five-stop Central Virginia Farm Tour. During her Farm Tour, Spanberger met with Central Virginia crop and livestock producers, farm families, and agribusinesses to learn more about how they are responding to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, how Congress ...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: House Agriculture Committee member tours Culpeper, Orange farms

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER The only Virginian on the House Agriculture Committee got a good look Tuesday at a diverse sample of Central Virginia agriculture during an all-day tour of Culpeper and Orange counties. U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger visited with cattle producers, horse breeders, a flour-mill operator and an African American family undertaking an agritourism enterprise. At her ...

Culpeper Times: Spanberger visits Culpeper horse farm

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CULPEPER TIMES, MARIA BASILEO U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger visited a local horse breeding farm Tuesday to learn more about its operations as part of a four-stop farm and agribusiness tour in Central Virginia. Jim and Carolyn Miller, who own Greenstone Farm in Culpeper, spent time speaking to Spanberger about the successes and failures of their farm as well as how they managed during the height of ...

Momentum Grows for Spanberger’s Bipartisan, Bicameral Growing Climate Solutions Act, Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Legislation

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HENRICO, V.A. — The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s Growing Climate Solutions Act, which aims to remove barriers for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to participate in the voluntary carbon credit marketplace. The Growing Climate Solutions Act would create a certification program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help solve t...