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Joe Courtney's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 2, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Working Families for U.S. House - District 2
Date Title
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
Sept. 8, 2016 After Extended Drought, Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Announce Federal Disaster Aid for Windham County Farmers
Aug. 23, 2016 Courtney Calls USDA Dairy Announcement A "Modest First Step," Says More Action Needed
Aug. 18, 2016 Courtney, Murphy, Blumenthal Announce $600,000 Grant To Help Connecticut's New Farmers
Aug. 4, 2016 Courtney Visits Ellington Farm And Discusses Today's MPP Announcement
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
May 23, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Advocates For Changes In Fisheries Management To Level The Playing Field For New England Fishermen
April 12, 2016 Reps. Gibson, Courtney, Welch Introduce Legislation in Support of Northeast Dairy Farmers
April 12, 2016 Courtney, Gibson, Welch Introduce Legislation In Support Of Northeast Dairy Farmers
Oct. 28, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy, Delauro, Larson, Courtney, Esty Announce Over $800,000 in USDA Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture and Val Doleini, Farm Service Agency Administrator - Dairy Insurance Program
Feb. 6, 2015 Courtney: Connecticut Dairy Farms Benefiting From New Program
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Agriculture
July 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Agriculture Market Access in TPP
June 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Biodiesel Volume
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 2, 2014 Courtney Calls for Policy Changes to Boost Local Meat and Dairy Products in Connecticut
April 24, 2014 Courtney Announces Speciality Crop Funding for Connecticut Farmers
Dec. 20, 2013 After Courtney Letter, FDA Revises and Extends Comment Period on Food Safety Rules
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
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner, United States House of Represenatives - Farm Bill
July 11, 2013 Courtney Statement After Opposing Stripped-Down, House-passed Farm Bill
June 20, 2013 Courtney Statement After U.S. House Rejects the Five Year Farm Bill
June 19, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act
April 17, 2013 Gillibrand, Courtney Announce Legislation to Help Farmed Shellfish Growers Compete, Grow Their Businesses
April 15, 2013 Blumenthal, Murphy and Courtney Announce Appointment of State Rep. Bryan Hurlburt as Farm Service Agency Executive Director
March 21, 2013 Hanna, Owens, Courtney Introduce Farm Credit Legislation
Feb. 15, 2013 Bill to Prevent Industrial Dust Explosions Re-Introduced in the House
Jan. 24, 2013 Courtney announces nine-month extension of critical dairy support program
Nov. 16, 2012 Farm Bill
Nov. 16, 2012 America's To-Do List
Sept. 20, 2012 Unfinished Business in this Congress
Sept. 19, 2012 The Do-Nothing Congress
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
Sept. 10, 2012 Unfinished Buiness
July 26, 2012 Markey Introduces SAFE Seafood Act to Fight Fraud, Ensure Safety
July 19, 2012 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader; and Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip
March 16, 2012 Courtney, Lieberman, Blumenthal Announce USDA Development Grants for Sprague
March 8, 2012 The Hill - We Must Reform our Nation's Dairy Programs
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Agriculture
Oct. 7, 2011 CT Delegation Praises Agriculture Disaster Declaration
Oct. 7, 2011 CT Delegation Praises Agriculture Disaster Declaration
Oct. 5, 2011 Courtney announces $429,000 in Dept. of Agriculture grants to help Connecticut farmers strengthen markets for specialty crops
Sept. 13, 2011 DeLauro, CT Delegation Hold Briefing with Local Farmers on Disaster Aid Available
June 14, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
May 25, 2011 Courtney Announces $6.5 Million in Rural Development Funds for Town of Lebanon
April 27, 2011 Courtney Announces $2.5 Million in Rural Development Funds for Thompson
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