VIDEO: Smith Recognizes National Agriculture Week

Mar 20, 2017 Issues: Agriculture

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) spoke on the House Floor today in recognition of National Agriculture Week.

Smith’s remarks:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of National Agriculture Week and the farmers and ranchers who have made Nebraska’s Third District the top-producing agriculture district in the country.

One in four Nebraska jobs is tied to agriculture. The hard work and innovative practices of our producers have made our state a leader in feeding the world. 

For too long, the heavy hand of the federal government has threatened agriculture’s future.

Thankfully, we have seen important victories under the Trump administration, including the beginning of the end for the EPA’s dangerous Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS.

Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers are committed stewards of our natural resources and take many steps to keep our water sources clean. 

President Trump ordered a reset on WOTUS, agreeing farmers and ranchers deserve better than having Washington bureaucrats controlling the water puddles and irrigation ditches on their land.

As founder and co-chairman of the Modern Agriculture Caucus, I will continue to promote policies designed to get the government out of the way and open more markets around the world for Nebraska producers.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.