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Patrick Leahy's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
March 2, 2017 Crapo, Stabenow Lead Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortfall of Veterinarians in Rural Areas
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
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. 20, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Consolidation and Competition in the U.S. Seed and Agrochemical Industry"
Aug. 24, 2016 Leahy, Sanders And Welch Welcome USDA Steps to Help 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 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers
June 28, 2016 Statement on Labeling Genetically Engineered Ingredients
June 20, 2016 Leahy And Community Leaders Gather To Announce More Than $1 Million In New Funding To Help Connect Healthy Families, Farm And Food
April 25, 2016 Earth Day
April 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Concerns Surrounding the Drop in Fed Cattle Prices
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Maple Producers
March 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Protecting Real Maple Syrup
Feb. 18, 2016 In Lead Up To Vermont Cider Week Leahy Joins Local Cider Makers To Celebrate CIDER Act Passage
Feb. 10, 2016 Leahy Calls On USDA To Raise Minimum Broadband Speeds For Rural Vermont And Rural America
Feb. 9, 2016 Comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal, Released Today
Feb. 8, 2016 Issue Position: Agriculture, Nutrition and Dairy
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: GMO Labeling
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Promoting Vermont Brand and Products
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Positions: Champion for Vermont's Farmers, Vermont Branding, and Vermont Value-Added Agriculture
Dec. 30, 2015 Leahy, Local Advocates Announce Expansion of Charitable Deductions of Food Donations
Nov. 17, 2015 Leahy: Vermont Nets $125,000 To Connect Schools And Local Farms
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers
Sept. 22, 2015 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Extension Of The Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadline
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
July 23, 2015 Leahy Comment on House Passage of Bill to Block States from Mandating GMO Labeling
July 17, 2015 Leahy, UVM Officials Announce More Than $15 M In Grants For Research And Extension Work
Feb. 26, 2015 Cochran, Leahy Lead on Improving USDA Farm to School Program
Feb. 25, 2015 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Introduction of the Farm to School Act of 2015
Jan. 12, 2015 Final Signup Figures for New Dairy Margin Protection Program Show Majority of Vermont Dairy Farmers are Taking Advantage of Program
Jan. 12, 2015 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Final Signup Figures For New Dairy Margin Protection Program Show Majority of Vermont Dairy Farmers Are Taking Advantage Of Program
Dec. 16, 2014 Leahy, Welch: Greater Protection Starts For Vermont's Fruit, Vegetable And Other Specialty Crop Growers
Dec. 4, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Thursday's Final Extension of Enrollment Deadline for New Dairy Insurance Program Will Further Help Vermont Farmers Weigh Their Options
Nov. 19, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Encourage Vermont Dairy Farmers to Enroll in New Dairy Safety Program
Oct. 29, 2014 Leahy Hails Extension Of Signup Deadline For New Dairy Price Insurance Program For Farmers
Oct. 3, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: $278,631 Farm Bill Grant -- A Third Larger Than Last Year -- Will Support VT Specialty Crops
Oct. 1, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: $594,645 Awarded Under Farm Bill To Help Promote Local Food Systems
Sept. 17, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: USDA Awards $658,175 In Research Grants for UVM
Sept. 12, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: VT Nets $2.3 Million For Rural Development
Sept. 4, 2014 Backgrounder From The Office Of Senator Patrick Leahy - The New Margin Protection Program For Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
Sept. 4, 2014 Leahy, Welch Encourage Dairy Farmers To Sign Up For New Insurance Program
Aug. 28, 2014 USDA Sec. Vilsack Visits Vermont
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
June 18, 2014 Leahy Announces Farm Bill Funds To Help Small Farmers With Organic Certification Costs
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. 4, 2014 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy To Senate Passage Of The Farm Bill
Feb. 3, 2014 Agricultural Act of 2014 -- Conference Report
Jan. 28, 2014 Leahy: Long Overdue Farm Bill Clears Conference On Monday Night
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Agriculture, Nutrition and Dairy
Dec. 20, 2013 Farm Bill Conference
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