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Bill Owens' Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: William 'Bill' Owens
Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 21, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/2009
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jane; 3 Children
Birth Date: 01/20/1949
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Plattsburgh, NY
Date Title
March 14, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion
Feb. 25, 2014 Gillibrand-Owens Effort to Boost Apple Exports, Help Growers Cut Cost Successfully Implemented
Feb. 4, 2014 Owens Announces Nearly $1 Million in Rural Infrastructure Grants
Jan. 29, 2014 House Passes Five-Year, Bipartisan Farm Bill with Owens' Support
Dec. 19, 2013 Letter to Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA - Feds Should Delay Surprise Dairy Farm Inspections
Dec. 10, 2013 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture - Grain and Protein Limits for Meals Provided in Schools
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
July 11, 2013 Owens Opposes Split Farm Bill, Repeal of Permanent Law
June 20, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
May 16, 2013 Owens-Backed Legislation Moves Forward with Farm Bill
May 9, 2013 Owens Announces Agricultural Advisory Committee
April 18, 2013 Owens Applauds Ag-Worker Inclusion in Senate Immigration Bill
April 18, 2013 Owens Applauds Ag-Worker Inclusion in Senate Immigration Bill
April 10, 2013 WPTZ - NY, Vt. Reps to Push for Dairy Farm Worker Visas
April 9, 2013 With Congress Set to Debate Immigration Reform, Congressmen Welch, Owens, Hanna Introduce Bill to Help Dairy Farmers Secure a Stable Workforce
March 22, 2013 Owens Pushes Legislation to Assist New York Farmers
March 21, 2013 Hanna, Owens, Courtney Introduce Farm Credit Legislation
March 21, 2013 Owens, Courtney, Hanna Introduce Farm Credit Legislation
Oct. 2, 2012 Owens: New York Dairy, Poultry Must Be Considered in Canada Trade Talks
Sept. 26, 2012 Congressman Bill Owens Announces the "Family Farm Relief Act"
Sept. 21, 2012 The Hill - Farm Bill is Just Another Victim of Politics
Sept. 21, 2012 The Hill - Farm Bill is Just Another Victim of Politics
Sept. 20, 2012 Owens Responds to Boehner Announcement that Farm Law Will Expire
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
Sept. 11, 2012 Madison County Courier - Congressman Bill Owens "I Agree, Farm Bill Now'
Sept. 11, 2012 Congressman Bill Owens: "I Agree: Farm Bill Now"
Aug. 14, 2012 Owens Urges Trade Rep to Level Playing Field for NY Wineries
Aug. 3, 2012 Owens Urges GOP Leadership to Call House Back to Consider 2012 Farm Bill
July 20, 2012 Owens Urges House Leadership to Bring Farm Bill to Floor for Vote
July 19, 2012 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader; and Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip
July 12, 2012 Farm Bill Passes House Agriculture Committee with Owens Support
June 23, 2012 Post Star - Owens Discusses Farm Bill
June 19, 2012 Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg Applaud $10 Million Federal Grant to Support Hunts Point Produce Market
June 6, 2012 Owens Announces USDA Funding for Jefferson and Lewis Counties
April 26, 2012 Owens Announces Withdrawal of Regulation Preventing Youth From Working on Family Farms
March 26, 2012 Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2012
March 9, 2012 Dairy and Specialty Crops Take Center Stage as Ag Committee Kicks Off Farm Bill Discussions
Dec. 9, 2011 Owens Votes to Ease Regulations on Farms
Nov. 7, 2011 Rep. Barletta Calls for Disaster Relief Funding for Farmers
Nov. 4, 2011 Owens Sponsors Legislation to Protect Maple Producers
Aug. 16, 2011 Congressman Owens Announces USDA Disaster Designation for Upstate Farmers
March 3, 2011 Courtney, Owens, Hanna Introduce Legislation to Expand Credit for Northeast Farmers
Jan. 26, 2011 Owens Named to Agriculture Subcommittees
Oct. 13, 2010 Letter to Administrator Lisa Jackson of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Aug. 2, 2010 Owens Introduces Legislation to Expand Credit for Upstate Farmers
July 28, 2010 Letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
May 14, 2010 Congressman Owens Named to Agriculture Subcommittees
May 6, 2010 Watertown Daily Times - Owens Named to Ag Committee
May 5, 2010 Owens Named To House Agriculture Committee
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