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Republican leaders introduce new Act for the Ag community

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Last week, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Carriers to Production Act was introduced by Republican leaders from the Agriculture and Budget Committees. Chair of the Western Caucus, Dan Newhouse, says the legislation will protect and promote American agriculture. One way they will do this is by reversing the Biden Administration’s regulatory barriers to domestic production while continuing to provide immediate relief to farmers and families across the country.

Newhouse says while he and his fellow lawmakers have that deep appreciation for all farmers that most people do, that feeling is not universal in D.C.

“But lately, President Biden and his far-left Democrats are so focused on radically altering the country with their burdensome regulations and socialist spending proposals, they’re blind to the impacts their own policies are having on Americans across the country.”

Newhouse says now is not the time to raise those taxes on the Ag community, and for good reason. The cost of living is at a 40-year high as of right now and is continuing to increase. He tells us different ways that lawmakers can help the farmers. One of the big things is addressing the ongoing labor shortages, which will help keep the food supply chain going strong.

“First, the House has acted twice now to pass my bill, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, and it is time for the Senate to act on it to provide the labor our farmers so desperately need.”

To read the full Act, click here.