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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Senators Press For Consumer-Friendly GMO Labeling
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 30, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Concerns over Cuts to Rural Development
May 9, 2017 Letter to Chairmen John Hoeven and Thad Cochran, Ranking Members Jeff Merkley and Patrick Leahy, Senate Appropriations Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture - Call for Farm Service Agency Loan Funding
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. 14, 2016 Sanders Statement on Monsanto-Bayer Deal
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule
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 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
July 7, 2016 Sanders Fights to Protect Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
July 6, 2016 Sanders Defends Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
July 1, 2016 Sanders Vows to Defend Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
July 1, 2016 I'm Proud Vermont is Leading the Nation on GMO Labeling
July 1, 2016 I Will Do Everything I Can to Defeat This Terrible GMO Bill
June 28, 2016 Sanders To Put Hold on GMO Labeling Legislation
June 23, 2016 Sanders Statement on GMO Labeling Legislation
March 16, 2016 Sanders Statement on GMO Labeling Legislation
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
March 9, 2016 Transcript: The Post-Univision Democratic Debate, Annotated
Jan. 12, 2016 Sanders Statement on FDA Nomine
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Fighting for the Rights of Native Hawaiians
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Improving the Rural Economy
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Making the Wealthy, Wall Street, and Large Corporations Pay their Fair Share
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Michael Taylor. FDA Deputy Commissioner - New Cheese Standard That Could Harm Connecticut Dairy Farms
Dec. 4, 2015 Welch, Leahy, Sanders Challenge FDA on New FDA Cheese Standard
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers
Oct. 9, 2015 Issue Position: Income and Wealth Inequality
Oct. 9, 2015 Citing FDA Nominee's Ties to Rx Industry, Sanders to Oppose New Commissioner
Sept. 28, 2015 On the Road: Energy, Intelligence, Idealism
Sept. 14, 2015 Remarks at the Liberty University Convocation
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 Sanders Response to McDonald's Wage Increase
Jan. 20, 2015 Alexander, Murray, Burr, Sanders Introduce Legislation to Support Social and Nutrition Services for Nearly 12 Million U.S. Seniors
Jan. 16, 2015 Ranking Member Sanders Opens Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Year with Conversation about Priorities
Jan. 12, 2015 Final Signup Figures for New Dairy Margin Protection Program Show Majority of Vermont Dairy Farmers are Taking Advantage of Program
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Protecting the Most Vulnerable Americans
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: A Living Wage
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. 21, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Bees from Pesticides
Nov. 19, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Encourage Vermont Dairy Farmers to Enroll in New Dairy Safety Program
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
Oct. 3, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: $278,631 Farm Bill Grant -- A Third Larger Than Last Year -- Will Support VT Specialty Crops
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
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
Aug. 28, 2014 USDA Sec. Vilsack Visits Vermont
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