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 the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture 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.

More on Agriculture

Sep 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released a statement following the United States Department of Agriculture’s announcement that the signups for disaster assistance will open on this Wednesday, September 11, 2019:

“It has been a long road to get the disaster relief Middle and Southwest Georgians desperately need since Hurricane Michael ripped through our district in October 2018. 

Jun 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement regarding the 1890’s Land-Grant Institutions Agriculture Scholarship Celebration:

Jun 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, issued the following statement after speaking at the disaster bill enrollment ceremony:

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement regarding the full Appropriations Committee's markup and passage of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending bill:

Jun 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) issued the following statement after the full House of Representatives passed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill by 354-58, sending it directly to the President’s desk:

May 30, 2019 Press Release
ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies issued the following statement after the third time a House GOP member objected to unanimous consent to pass the $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, keeping the bill from going directly to the President’s desk:

May 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies issued the following statement after another House GOP member objected to unanimous consent to pass the $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, keeping the bill from going directly to the President’s desk:

May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, issued the following statement after the Senate passed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill; which was then blocked by a single House GOP member who objected to unanimous consent, keeping the bill from going directly to the President’s desk:

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement regarding the subcommittee's passage of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending bill:

Apr 22, 2019 Press Release

FORT VALLEY, GA — Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies visited Fort Valley State University to tour agricultural research projects and observe a demonstration of drone use in agriculture. Fort Valley State is Georgia’s top producer of African Americans with bachelor’s degrees in agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences.

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