Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Agriculture

Georgia’s farmers, ranchers, and producers are the backbone of our state’s most important industry: agriculture. As a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, the Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Chicken Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Congressional Peanut Caucus, I am a staunch supporter of the agricultural community in Georgia's Second Congressional District and the entire nation. I support assistance to farmers affected by drought, wildfires, and other natural disasters that occur each year. In addition, I have worked to ensure that the peanut support program remained strong in the 2014 Farm Bill; strengthen our nation's nutrition programs; reform the H2-A program for non-immigrant agricultural workers; bolster child nutrition programs in our nation’s schools; prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing burdensome regulations on agriculture; ensure that Mexican tomatoes and chicken do not drive down the prices of U.S.-produced tomatoes and chicken due to illegal dumping; and advance agricultural research, food safety initiatives, and broadband services to rural communities.

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Sep 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) fought against overreaching governmental regulation by supporting the passage of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the U.S. Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014. The bill rights the balance between the need to protect the environment and protect the livelihoods of Georgians by prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from executing proposed rules and definitions regarding streams and waterways under the Clean Water Act:

Aug 6, 2014 Op Ed

Georgia’s Poultry Industry and its Impact on the Local Economy and Global Trade

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations government spending bill. The measure was approved by a vote of 253 to 170 and now goes on to the Senate for consideration.

Jun 19, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the full Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Act. The government spending bill now goes to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for its consideration.

May 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the full Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 government spending bill by a vote of 31 to 18.

May 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, gave his congratulations to Dr. Fred Harrison on his appointment as the new Georgia State Director of the Farm Service Agency (FSA):

May 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Peanut Caucus heralded the passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Agriculture Appropriations government spending bill out of the full committee, claiming a win for the pecan and other tree nut industries.

May 29, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Peanut Caucus heralded the passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Agriculture Appropriations government spending bill out of the full committee, claiming a win for the pecan and other tree nut industries. As passed, the bill ensures that no unnecessary requirements or harmful regulations will be placed on the industries, allowing growers, shellers, and harvesters to continue business as usual: 

Mar 26, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed rule to shift protections and increase regulation of streams and waterways under the Clean Water Act:

Feb 5, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released a statement regarding the passage of a bill that funds our nation’s nutrition programs and provides Rural America a Farm Bill with the necessary tools and stability to continue producing the safest, most abundant, and most affordable food and fiber in the world. The conference agreement on H.R. 2642, the Agriculture Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) was approved by the U.S.

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