More on Agriculture
WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration will make federal economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Worcester County as a result of the drought that began on Aug. 16, 2016.
GREENFIELD, MA – As Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) starts the second day of his 6th annual farm tour today, he announced that a $64,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be provided to Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) to help farmers and ranchers in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts to learn more about programs and support from the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).
WORCESTER, MA – Today, August 30th and Tomorrow, 31st, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host his 6th annual cross-district agricultural tour to meet with farmers, agricultural producers, non-profit farming organizations and community development corporations in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and its role in growing the region’s economy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At today’s House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee hearing, Ranking Member Jim McGovern (D-MA), a leading champion of policies to fight hunger, called out Speaker Paul Ryan for his dangerous plan to shift the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to a block grant system.
Today’s hearing, entitled “Past, Present and Future of SNAP: Addressing Special Populations” is the 10th in a long series of hearings focused on SNAP. Speaker Ryan highlighted his plan last weekend at a GOP poverty forum he hosted in South Carolina.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that Tom Colyer, owner of Greenwood Hill Farm in Hubbardston, Massachusetts, is among the newly appointed members of the 2016 Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Board. Each appointee will serve 3-year terms. Colyer and his wife Andrea naturally raise Merino sheep and sell yarns, sheepskins, and meat from their farm.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack met with Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and other members of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity to discuss USDA’s efforts to address poverty in communities across the country.