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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Date Title
Issue Position: Agriculture
Sept. 10, 2014 For Fifth Year in a Row, Sen. Franken Honored as Champion for Minnesota Farmers, Ranchers, Rural Communities
July 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Clarity Over the Clean Water Act
July 3, 2014 Letter to Debra Crusoe, Minnesota State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency - Support Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Flooding
June 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs New $26.2 Million Investment By USDA to Combat PED Virus Affecting Swine Herds in Minnesota, Across the Country
June 5, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture- Support Farmers with Losses Due to Unplanted Crops
May 12, 2014 Letter to Daniel Elliott, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board - Address Poor Rail Service in Midwest
April 14, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Vaccine
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Fight to Protect U.S. Producers Against Ridiculous EU Trade Demands on Names of Meat Products
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Act Quickly to Prevent Further Spread of PED Virus in Minnesota Swine Herds
March 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Dairy Products in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Feb. 7, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls Bipartisan Farm Bill Signed into Law Today Critical to Minnesota's Economic Future
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Provide Relief During Propane Shortage
Feb. 5, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary, US Department of Agriculture - Calls On Obama Administration To Implement Livestock Disaster Programs Immediately
Feb. 4, 2014 Sen. Franken: Bipartisan Farm Bill Passed by Senate Today Critically Important to Minnesota's Economic Future
Feb. 4, 2014 Repealing Section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act
Feb. 4, 2014 Senator Says Bill Protects Wildlife Habitat and State's Important Water Resources
Jan. 29, 2014 Sen. Franken Very Pleased House Finally Passes Bipartisan 5-Year Farm Bill
Jan. 28, 2014 Sen. Franken Very Pleased with Deal on Five-Year Farm Bill
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Michael Froman, Trade Representative - Open New Markets for Minnesota Pork Producers
Dec. 11, 2013 WDAZ - House to adjourn in two days leaving dim hope for new farm bill
Nov. 6, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran - Strong Energy Title in Farm Bill
Oct. 30, 2013 Post Bulletin - Franken Visits West Concord Poultry Farm
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Thad Cochran - Strengthen Economic Security for Dairy Farmers
Oct. 23, 2013 Letter to Senate's Farm Bill Conferees - Give Strong Support to Beginning Farmers & Ranchers
Oct. 22, 2013 Letter to Conferees - Farm Bill and beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Aug. 8, 2013 Sens. Franken and Grassley Push Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling on Farm Family Bankruptcies
Aug. 6, 2013 Redwood Falls Gazette - Sen. Franken: Enacting a Five-Year Farm Bill is Vital to Keeping Our Farm Economy Strong
July 22, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce USDA Actions to Address Animal Feed Shortage in Minnesota
July 10, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Announce Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Farmers Affected by Animal Feed Shortage
June 20, 2013 Sen. Franken: House's Failure to Pass Farm Bill a "Disservice to Producers, Rural Communities in Minnesota"
June 5, 2013 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Feed Shortage for Minnesota Farmers
May 22, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
May 6, 2013 Sens. Harkin and Franken Introduce Energy Section of 2013 Farm Bill
April 25, 2013 Legislation Aims to Support Next Generation of Farmers
March 28, 2013 Sen. Franken Meets with Farmers on Need to Pass Five-Year Farm Bill
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy - Great Lakes Recovery Post Hurricane Sandy
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts - Energy Production
Dec. 20, 2012 Letter To Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts, Sens. Franken, Lugar Lead Bipartisan Call to Protect Energy Programs in Compromise Farm Bill
Dec. 14, 2012 Rochester Post-Bulletin - Bipartisan Farm Bill Makes Sense
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Six Months After the Senate Passed a Bipartisan Jobs Bill, The House Has Failed to Act
Dec. 6, 2012 Sen. Franken: Russian Trade Bill Will Mean Wider Market for Minnesota Farmers, Livestock Producers
Dec. 6, 2012 Sen. Franken Urges Ag. Secretary Vilsack to Do Everything Possible to Get Farm Bill Passed
Nov. 29, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Harry Reid and The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Oct. 4, 2012 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Counties Affected by Ongoing Drought
Sept. 15, 2012 Post Bulletin - Sen. Al Franken: Minnesota Needs a Farm Bill Before Congress Adjourns
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
Sept. 13, 2012 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Counties Affected by Ongoing Drought
Aug. 8, 2012 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Counties Affected by Ongoing Drought
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