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.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to create Georgia’s second national historical park, entitled the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2019 (H.R. 283). Congressman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11) also is an original co-sponsor of the legislation.