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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 5, 2016 KAJO - Senators Merkley and Wyden Announce Agriculture Grants for Local Businesses
Oct. 27, 2016 Merkley, Wyden Announce $1.9 Million in Grants To Boost Oregon's Small Agricultural Businesses
Oct. 27, 2016 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Louis J. Milione, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Call to Address Provisions of the "Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp"
Sept. 28, 2016 GAO Releases Reports Requested by Whitehouse, Merkley, Menendez on Climate Change & Oceans
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 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
July 6, 2016 Cloture Motion
June 30, 2016 Blumenthal, Schatz, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste
June 28, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Conference Report
June 9, 2016 Wyden, Merkley Introduce Mineral Withdrawal Bill
May 25, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017--Motion to Proceed
May 19, 2016 Merkley Prioritizes Rural Economic Opportunities In Agriculture Spending Bill
May 17, 2016 FY17 Agriculture Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary
March 15, 2016 Genetically Modified Food Labeling Bill
March 15, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
March 2, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Jan. 20, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture - Stand Up for GMO-Free Alfalfa Farmers Exporting To China
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers
Sept. 10, 2015 Senator Merkley Announces Usda Grant to Spur Local Crowdfunding Investment in Eastern Oregon Small Businesses
Aug. 10, 2015 Letter to Katy Coba, Oregon Department of Agriculture and Daniel J. Arp, Oregon State University - Hemp Research
July 17, 2015 Merkley Delivers Wins for Oregon Farmers in Appropriations Bill
July 16, 2015 FY16 Agriculture Full Committee Markup Bill Summary
June 23, 2015 "These Unacceptable Delays Must Come to an End: " Senators Press Administration to Finally Finish Rule that would Regulate E-Cigarettes, Other Tobacco
May 14, 2015 Merkley Vows to Protect Pendleton Agricultural Research Station from Devastating Cuts
Jan. 9, 2015 Merkley Becomes Top Democrat on Agriculture Appropriations
Jan. 8, 2015 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Roll Back Hemp Restrictions
Dec. 12, 2014 Merkley, Walden Deliver Crooked River Victory for Central Oregon
Nov. 18, 2014 To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Oct. 10, 2014 Merkley Named 2014 Friend of Farm Bureau
May 2, 2014 Merkley and Wyden Announce $11 Million for Upper Klamath Basin
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
April 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary US Department of Agriculture - Closing Local Farm Service Agency Offices
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
Jan. 15, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Standing With Oregon's Farmers and Protecting Oregon's Natural Resources
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Oct. 25, 2013 Letter to Senate Farm Bill Conferee - Include Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Language in 2013 Farm Bill
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
Sept. 24, 2013 Merkley Praises Senate Plan to End Monsanto Protection Act
June 19, 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
June 4, 2013 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
May 20, 2013 Merkley: Let's Repeal the "Monsanto Protection Act"
May 9, 2013 Letter to Sally Jewell, Department of the Interior, and Tom Vilsack, Department of Agriculture - Emergency Grazing Rights on Federal Land in Southeastern and South Central Oregon
March 13, 2013 Senators Introduce Capitol Construction Fund Reforms for Fishermen
March 13, 2013 Letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar - Effects of Sequestration
Dec. 31, 2012 The Farm Bill
Dec. 28, 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Act
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