Agriculture

Congressmen Long and Costa lead bill to protect farmers, ranchers and dairy producers

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Today, Congressmen Billy Long (R-MO-7) and Jim Costa (D-CA-16) introduced the Agricultural Certainty for Reporting Emissions Act, or ACRE Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support. The legislation aims to rectify a widely-understood shortcoming with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), a law which has provided…

Long & Kind introduce bill to protect quality of cheese by clarifying "natural cheese" label

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This week Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions Act (CURD Act), which clarifies what products qualify for the “natural cheese” label.  While the “natural cheese” label is commonly used on food packaging, it currently has no definition. “The dairy industry is vital to Missouri’s economy and its success,” said Rep.…

Long comments on the appointment of Jeff Case as the next Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development

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 Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) released the following comment after the appointment of Jeff Case as the next Missouri State Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development:“Jeff Case is an excellent pick for the next Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development,” said Rep. Long. “Jeff has a long career in agriculture that…

Long comments on the passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

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 – Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018. This bill funds critical federal functions, such as law enforcement and infrastructure while reducing wasteful spending on unnecessary programs, such as programs that promote Obamacare.“Today, the House passed…

Long votes to make America secure again

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3219, Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018.“Today I voted in favor of providing for our military, securing the border, maintaining nuclear security and supporting the nation’s waterways infrastructure,” said Rep. Billy Long. “The Make America Secure…

Long awarded the Friend of Farm Bureau award

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In honor of his dedication to farmers and the agricultural community, U.S. Rep. Long was awarded the Friend of Farm Bureau award Thursday.“I am honored to have received this award from the Missouri Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation,” Long said. “I have traveled all across Missouri’s 7th District and I continue to see the positive impact that…

Long: Time for the EPA to Use Common Sense

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Today U.S. Congressman Billy Long fought for farmers, livestock producers, and agriculture businesses in southwest Missouri by submitting the Superfund Common-Sense Act, a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from adopting rules that would classify livestock manure a "hazardous substance."