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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...

Spanberger Statement on U.S. Senate Passing Growing Climate Solutions Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee — today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 92 to 8 to pass the Growing Climate Solutions Act, legislation led in the U.S. House by Spanberger and U.S. Representative Don Bacon (R-NE-02). “The Growing Climate Solutions Act is a ...

Spanberger Joins Senator Tina Smith in Leading Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Improve Popular & Effective Rural Energy for America Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee — joined U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) in leading the introduction of a bipartisan, bicameral bill aimed at improving the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP provides financial assistance to farmers, ...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Climate bill sails through U.S. Senate; House bill's prospects look promising

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Prospects for curbing climate change gained traction Thursday with a big U.S. Senate vote for a farm bill and word that a House panel should act soon on a companion measure in that chamber. Senators voted 92 to 8 to pass the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which would make carbon credits more accessible to farmers and agricultural producers. The legislation wo...

Agri-Pulse: Senate OKs bill to boost ag carbon markets

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AGRI-PULSE, PHILIP BRASHER A bill that would lay the groundwork for ag carbon markets by putting USDA in charge of certifying farm advisers and credit verifiers won easy Senate approval Thursday in a defeat for some progressives and fossil fuel advocates on opposite sides of the climate issue. Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said that passage of the Growing Climate Solution...

Spanberger, Miller-Meeks Introduce House Companion of Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Combat Anticompetitive Practices in Meat Processing Industry, Protect Nation’s Food Supply

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA-02) today introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would tackle anticompetitive practices in the meat and poultry industries that threaten the American food supply and U.S. national security. The Meat Packing Special Investigator Act — introduced in the wake of the recent ransomware attack o...

POLITICO: Pressure building to tap USDA special investigator for meat market disparities

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POLITICO, RYAN MCCRIMMON A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is joining the push to designate a special investigator at the Agriculture Department focused on antitrust issues in the meatpacking industry. Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) plan to introduce legislation on Wednesday that would create a “special investigator for competition matters” within USDA’s...