Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

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  1. Congressman Bishop Calls For Increased Disaster Assistance For Georgia’s Farmers

    ... Charley and Frances at approximately $400 million (e.g., cotton - $150m; vegetables - $100m; peanuts - $100m; pecans - $50m).  Once ... at combined losses of as much as 60% - 75% in peanut and cotton production, not to mention pecans, vegetables and related crops. As ...

    Sep 1, 2004

  2. CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON TWO-YEAR BUDGET AGREEMENT

    ... the bill includes my provisions that finally identify cotton seed as a named commodity. This important designation means cotton seed can now be eligible for Title I Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price ...

    Feb 9, 2018

  3. COVID-19 Emergency Supplemental Support Letters by Issue

    ... more adequately address the magnitude of the losses felt by cotton farmers and include critical relief for textile mills and the cotton merchandising segment, all of which are facing unprecedented economic ...

    May 20, 2020

  4. CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING FY 2017 AGRICULTURE BILL MARK UP

    ... the bill also specifically champions the pecan and cotton industries, expands efforts for urban agriculture initiatives, and ... Secretary of Agriculture to use all his authority to assist cotton industry; Directs NASS to continue issuing pecan data in 2016 Non ...

    Apr 19, 2016

  5. House Agriculture Leaders Issue Joint Statement on EPA’s Dicamba Registrations and Order following Court Ruling

    ... the globe.  Like most conventional farmers, soybean and cotton producers purchased such a product legally when they bought the dicamba ... The effect of this ruling during growing season may prevent cotton and soybean farmers from using these products in combating weeds that ...

    Jun 18, 2020

  6. CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF DISASTER ASSISTANCE BILL AND CONTINUING RESOLUTION

    ... the bill includes my provisions that finally identify cotton seed as a named commodity. This important designation means cotton seed can now be eligible for Title I Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price ...

    Dec 21, 2017

  7. RANKING MEMBER BISHOP AND CHAIRMAN ADERHOLT SEND LETTER TO HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS LEADERSHIP URGING SUPPLEMENTAL DISASTER APPROPRIATIONS BILL TO HELP FARMERS AND RURAL COMMUNITIES RECOVER

    ... chickens. Hurricane Michael also devastated the Georgia cotton crop, which was nearing peak harvest and was on track to be the best season in years. Cotton losses in Georgia are estimated to be between $550 and $600 million. For ...

    Oct 30, 2018

  8. Bishop Votes to Reduce Regulatory Burdens on Georgia Farmers

    ... bill would overturn the misguided court decision in National Cotton Council v. EPA. "Over the last few years, the EPA has slowly but ... already authorized for sale by the FIFRA. The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Farm Bureau and American ...

    Mar 31, 2011

  9. Bishop to Host Town Hall with EPA Administrator

    ... Lynn Taylor; Mayor Barry Blount; Americus CEO - Charlotte Cotton; South Georgia Technical College President Mr. Sparky Reeves; Georgia ... of Georgia Farm Bureau Mr. Vincent "Zippy" Duvall; Georgia Cotton Commission Board Member & Farmer Jimmy Webb; Georgia Peanut Commission ...

    Sep 8, 2010

  10. Albany Herald: Bishop, EPA Official to Visit Americus

    ... Taylor; Americus Mayor Barry Blount; Americus CEO Charlotte Cotton; South Georgia Technical College President Sparky Reeves; Georgia ... Farm Bureau President Vincent “Zippy” Duvall; Georgia Cotton Commission board member and farmer Jimmy Webb; Georgia Peanut Commission ...

    Sep 10, 2010

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