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stated on January 22, 2020 in a news release
Says Gov. Tony Evers "proposed raising taxes on the agriculture industry to pay for expanded welfare programs."
stated on December 12, 2019 in a debate
Says federal regulation of the wolf population has led to attacks on livestock, driving down production, leading to dairy farms going out of business.
stated on March 27, 2019 in a policy paper posted on Medium
Mergers and integration in agribusiness "squeeze" family farms, and "the result is that farmers are getting a record-low amount of every dollar Americans spend on food."
stated on April 1, 2019 in news articles and blogs
Americans "would run out of avocados in three weeks" if imports from Mexico were stopped due to a border closure.
stated on March 18, 2019 in an interview on MSNBC
"Farmer suicide rates are as high as they have been since the Great Depression."
stated on February 19, 2019 in a tweet
Farmers are declaring bankruptcy "in record numbers" and "the median income for U.S. farm households was -$1,548 in 2018."
stated on February 24, 2019 in a roundtable on ABC's "This Week"
"We have record bankruptcies in farming country."
stated on February 12, 2019 in a State of the State Address
"More than a million Californians" do not have "clean water to bathe in or drink."
stated on February 4, 2019 in a Facebook post
"By rubber-stamping the Bayer-Monsanto merger, the Justice Department is handing control over one quarter of the world's seeds and pesticides market to one ginormous agribusiness."
stated on February 5, 2019 in a Facebook post
Says Stacey Abrams said "Who needs agriculture when you can just get food at the store?"
stated on January 2, 2019 in a tweet
"Wisconsin lost over 600 farms last year & our farmers can't afford the #TrumpShutdown."
stated on September 20, 2018 in a TV ad
Says Tony Evers will "raise property taxes, raise income taxes and raise gas taxes by as much as a dollar a gallon."
stated on August 3, 2018 in on candidate's website
Says Matt Rosendale "consistently supported land use rules that would help developers like him and hurt farmers in Montana."
stated on July 26, 2018 in a press release
"America’s hard-working agricultural producers … have taken a disproportionate hit when it comes to illegal retaliatory tariffs."
stated on July 20, 2018 in a tweet
"The price of soybeans has fallen 50% since 5 years before the election. A big reason is bad (terrible) trade deals with other countries."
stated on June 8, 2018 in a tweet
"Canada charges the U.S. a 270% tariff on Dairy Products! They didn’t tell you that, did they? Not fair to our farmers!"
stated on April 16, 2018 in a campaign ad
Says that "when federal bureaucrats wanted to prohibit the use of wooden cheese boards, which help make tens of millions of pounds of cheese a year" she "stepped in, helped eliminate the regulations."
stated on January 24, 2018 in a commentary in the Odessa American
Says the Texas Department of Agriculture didn’t notify over 700 Texas students about a computer hack releasing critical personal information including Social Security numbers until 32 days after the breach.
Southwest Farm Press
stated on January 22, 2018 in a news story
"Texas is home to more feral pigs than any other state — an estimated 50 percent to 75 percent of all feral swine in the nation."
stated on September 27, 2017 in a speech in Indianapolis
Ending the estate tax would "protect millions of small businesses and the American farmer."