PHOTOS: McGovern Praises Local Farmers on Fourth Annual Massachusetts Farm Tour

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Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) completed his fourth annual cross-district farm tour to meet with local farmers in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and the “Buy Local” movement in growing the region’s economy. Today as Congressman McGovern finished the two-day, 13-stop tour, he visited farms…

PHOTOS: McGovern Kicks Off First Day of Massachusetts Farm Tour

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Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) kicked off his annual cross-district agricultural tour to meet with local farmers in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and the “Buy Local” movement in growing the region’s economy. On the first day of the farm tour, Congressman McGovern is visiting farms in North…

**MEDIA ADVISORY** Next Week: McGovern to Kick Off 2015 Massachusetts Farm Tour

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On Monday, August 24th and 25th, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host a cross-district agricultural tour to meet with farmers in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and the “Buy Local” movement in growing the region’s economy. Congressman McGovern will meet with local producers of…

On House Floor, McGovern Highlights Summer Meals Program for Low-Income Massachusetts Students

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Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) spoke on the House floor to highlight the success of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) national Summer Food Service program in providing healthy summer meals to low-income students in Massachusetts. Video here. Congressman McGovern recently kicked off his 2nd Annual Summer Food Rocks Tour – including visits to Worcester,…

McGovern: Keeping Americans in the Dark on GMOs is the Wrong Approach

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Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee, spoke on the House floor to urge his colleagues to reject H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, a bill which keeps Americans in the dark about which foods contain GMOs.  Watch 2 minute video here. Excerpts from Congressman…

McGovern: Americans Want GMO Labeling and Congress Should Listen

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Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee, led the floor debate for House Democrats on the rule on H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. Video here. Today’s debate comes on the heels of Congressman McGovern’s Boston Globe op-ed with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree…

Congressman McGovern: Strong U.S. Investment in International Food Aid is Key to Our National Security

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Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, delivered the following statement at the House Agriculture Committee hearing reviewing U.S. International Food Aid Programs led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). “Investing in these programs is also an…

Congressman McGovern Announces Massachusetts Winners of $148,000 in USDA Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Awards

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Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced the Massachusetts winners of $148,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Nationwide the USDA will award $6.7 million in grants to 544 energy projects across the country. These awards are part of the USDA’s Rural Development Rural Energy for America…

**MEDIA ADVISORY** House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman McGovern to Tour Community Harvest Project, Host Food is Medicine Roundtable

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This Saturday, June 13 at 12:30 p.m., House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will join local leaders to tour the Community Harvest Project (CHP) in Grafton and host a roundtable on The Farm to Health Center Initiative (FHCI) and its work to reduce hunger and enhance positive medical outcomes for low-income families in Central Massachusetts.  The…

Congressman McGovern at House Agriculture Committee: SNAP Helps Americans Put Food on the Table and Should Be Strengthened, Not Cut

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Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee, delivered the following opening statement at this morning’s House Agriculture Committee hearing entitled: “Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: The Means to Climbing the Economic Ladder.” “It should be clear to everyone on this Committee who has sat through at…