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Angus King, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
March 16, 2017 Risch, King Introduce Future Logging Careers Act
March 2, 2017 Crapo, Stabenow Lead Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortfall of Veterinarians in Rural Areas
Feb. 16, 2017 King Meets with President's Nominee for Agriculture Secretary
Dec. 21, 2016 Collins, King, Poliquin Applaud $6 Million USDA Investment in Private Road Infrastructure and Fish Habitat in Northern and Eastern Maine
Dec. 2, 2016 King Keynotes Maine Food Network Event
Dec. 1, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $200,000 for Aroostook Band of Micmacs and Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
Oct. 14, 2016 Maine Congressional Delegation Responds to EU Committee's Dismissal of Proposed Lobster Ban
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Office Management and Budget - Urging Support For USDA's Efforts To Ramp Up Help To Struggling Dairy Farmers
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis
July 28, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce That USDA Plans to Purchase an Additional 3.8 million pounds of Maine Wild Blueberries
July 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes King, Collins National Lobster Day Resolution
July 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Rural Communication Networks
April 14, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce USDA Approval of $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request
Jan. 20, 2016 Letter to Mr. Charles Parrott, Deputy Administrator of the Fruit and Vegetables Programs at the US Department of Agriculture - USDA Approves $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers
Oct. 2, 2015 Collins, King Announce Grant Funding to the University of New England to Support Atlantic Cod Research
Sept. 29, 2015 Collins, King Announce Grant Funding to Grow Local Food System in Maine
Aug. 24, 2015 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administrator - Help Small Farmers Comply with New Food Safety Law
April 2, 2015 Collins, King, Poliquin Announce Nearly $250,000 Grant to Give Low-Income Mainers Increased Access to Fruits and Vegetables
March 26, 2015 Markey, Warren, Collins, and King Introduce Bipartisan Budget Amendment Supporting At-Sea & Dockside Monitoring for New England Fisheries
March 12, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's Lean Meat Recommendations
Feb. 13, 2015 King Honored as 2014 Friend of the Farm Bureau
Feb. 4, 2015 Collins, King Announce $750,000 USDA Grant for Next Generation of Farmers
Jan. 27, 2015 Collins, King Announce $150,000 Federal Grant Awarded to University of Maine
June 10, 2014 President Signs into Law King-Backed Provision Supporting Maine Farmers
April 24, 2014 Senators Collins, King Issue Statement on FDA Spent Grains Announcement
April 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Sens. King, Collins & Reps. Michaud, Pingree Fight USDA Plan to End Valuable Resource for Maine Farmers
March 31, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Consider Impact of Proposed Rule on Farmers, Small Brewers
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. 28, 2014 King Expresses Disappointment at USDA Announcement
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. King Supports Passage of the Farm Bill
Feb. 4, 2014 Agricultural Act of 2014
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy - Protect Advanced Biofuel Incentives that Move Beyond Corn-Based Ethanol
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Agriculture
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Hal Rogers, and Nita Lowey - Fishing Disaster Relief in Budget Process
Oct. 30, 2013 King Outlines Priorities for Maine as Farm Bill Heads to Conference
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. 21, 2013 Collins, King Announce Nearly $4 Million in USDA Rural Development Funding
July 11, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, United States Senate - Farm Bill Separation
June 10, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
May 10, 2013 Delegation Applauds FSA Announcement to Resume Critical Farm Payments
March 5, 2013 Senators Seek to Level the Playing Field for Domestic Wood Products in USDA BioPreferred Program
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Creating Jobs
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