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Chris Murphy's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Provide Relief to Dairy Farmers
June 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John Hoeven, Chairman and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies - Acer Access and Development Program
May 10, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - GMO Labeling
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Atlantic States Marines Fisheries Commission - Feedback from Connecticut Lobstermen
March 6, 2017 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission - Mislabeling of Foreign Cigar Products
Feb. 13, 2017 Letter to Michael Young, Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Ask For Continued Support of the American Horticulture Industry
Feb. 13, 2017 Ahead of Valentine's Day, Murphy Calls on Usda to Support U.s. Floral Industry & American-grown Flowers
Dec. 21, 2016 Esty, Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney Applaud USDA Steps to Help Connecticut's Dairy Farmers, Call for Further Action
Dec. 21, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney, Esty Applaud Usda Steps to Help Connecticut's Dairy Farmers, Call for Further Action
Nov. 3, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney Applaud Federal USDA Grant for Cato Corner Farm in Colchester
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 Murphy Urges More Support For Connecticut Dairy Farmers
Aug. 18, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney Announce $600,000 Grant To Help Connecticut'S New Farmers
Aug. 11, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson, Courtney & Esty Urge U.S. Trade Negotiators To Promote Connecticut Shellfish Industry, Remove Barriers To Shellfish Trade Between U.S. & Eu
Aug. 5, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal Applaud Usda'S Mpp-Dairy Announcement, Vow To Continue Fight To Strengthen Program & Help Connecticut'S 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
July 6, 2016 Murphy Opposes Compromise Food Labeling Bill
June 8, 2016 Larson, Blumenthal, Murphy, and Himes Applaud Federal Grant for Hartford's Promise Zone to Bring Affordable, Locally-Grown Food into City Grocery Stores
June 8, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson, Himes Applaud Federal Grant for Hartford's Promise Zone to Bring Affordable, Locally-Grown Food into City Grocery Stores
May 23, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Advocates For Changes In Fisheries Management To Level The Playing Field For New England Fishermen
May 19, 2016 Murphy Secures Federal Support For Connecticut Farmers
May 16, 2016 Murphy Announces Budget Priorities For Connecticut Farmers & Local Agricuture
May 5, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney Applaud $1.5 Million For Agricultural Research At Uconn
March 16, 2016 Murphy Votes to Block Dark Act, Reaffirms Support for Mandatory National Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
Feb. 24, 2016 Ahead of Dark Act Markup, Murphy Reaffirms His Support for the Mandatory National Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
Jan. 13, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Buy American & Support Local Farmers
Jan. 13, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Buy American & Support Local Farmers
Jan. 8, 2016 Murphy Statement on Campbell Soup's Announced Support for Labelling Genetically Modified Foods
Dec. 8, 2015 Murphy Calls on Senate to Follow House & Ban Plastic Microbeads Threatening Long Island Sound
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Michael Taylor. FDA Deputy Commissioner - New Cheese Standard That Could Harm Connecticut Dairy Farms
Oct. 28, 2015 Blumenthal, Murphy, Delauro, Larson, Courtney, Esty Announce Over $800,000 in USDA Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to Sandy Kennedy, RILA President, and Matthew Shay, NRF President and CEO - Call for Retail Boycott of Harmful Plastic Microbeads Threatening Long Island Sound
Sept. 21, 2015 Murphy Awarded National Farmers Union's Golden Triangle for Supporting Family Farmers
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
June 24, 2015 Murphy, Blumenthal, Markey Call On FDA To Label And Regulate All Sesame Products
June 10, 2015 Murphy Urges Foreign Allies To Contribute To World Food Program Amid Funding Crisis
May 15, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Provide Clarity to Businesses Before Enforcing Menu Labeling Rule
March 19, 2015 Shelton Herald - Providing Help to Beginner Farmers is Goal on National Agriculture Day
March 18, 2015 On National Agriculture Day, Murphy Calls for Strengthened Opportunities for Connecticut's New & Aspiring Farmers
Feb. 13, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Continued Support for the American Flower Industry
Feb. 13, 2015 As Valentine's Day Approaches, Murphy Urges
Dec. 22, 2014 Murphy, DeLauro, Blumenthal Celebrate News Thousands Of Connecticut Seniors Will Have Increased Access To Healthy Food
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Bees from Pesticides
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL
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. 24, 2014 Gov. Malloy Moves to Safeguard Food Benefits for 50,000 Low-Income Families
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