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  • New Bill to Enable US Dairy Farms to Invest in Manure Recycling
    Posted in In the News on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    US - Legislation introduced last week in the US House of Representatives will help dairy farmers increase their investment in technologies, such as manure digesters, that improve the environment, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said in support of the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act. Read more

  • Reed Listens to Local Grape Farmers in Westfield
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today Tom Reed listened to members of the National Grape Cooperative Association during a visit to the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield to discuss issues facing Western New York’s wine and grape industry. “I am pleased to be at the Grape Discovery Center to support the Lake Erie region’s vibrant wine and grape industry,” Reed said. “Agriculture is the backbone of our regional economy. We must make sure that policies in Washington care for our farmers and allow farms to thrive now and for futu... Read more

  • Reed Votes to Protect Local Control over Waterways
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Tom Reed voted Tuesday in support of the bipartisan Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, a bill that protects local control over waterways. Reed, a co-sponsor of the bill, says it’s important for state and local officials to maintain primary responsibility over local waterways to avoid Washington from mandating sweeping, one-size-fits-all regulations. “Local officials on the ground are in the best position to be making regulatory decisions – not bureaucrats in Washing... Read more

  • Reed Bill Encouraging Charitable Giving Passes House in Overwhelming Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed’s bill to care for families in need across the country and encourage charitable giving passed the House Thursday in a strong bipartisan vote of 277-130. Reed’s “America Gives More Act” combines five bipartisan bills that originated in the Ways and Means Committee to promote charitable giving through the tax code. The overwhelming bipartisan vote sends a strong message to the Senate that the chamber should join the House and pass the charitable giving package. “Thousands of individuals a... Read more

  • Reed Bill Seeks to Increase Food Bank Donations
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Ensuring Access to Health Care

    Reed is joined by Melody Hartman, Personnel Manager at Jubilee Foods; Tom Giles, Chemung County Farm Bureau; and Natasha Thompson, President and CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Tom Reed was in Elmira at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Tuesday to introduce his Fighting Hunger Incentive Act. Reed’s bill incentivizes restaurants, grocery stores, farmers and other businesses to contribute their excess inventory to local food banks and pantries by permanently extending the food inventor... Read more

  • Reed, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Waterways
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today, U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Patrick E. Murphy (D-FL) introduced the Impaired Waters Improvement Act to assist local governments and farmers in improving water quality through water infrastructure upgrades and conservation practices. The bill establishes a grant program to help local governments and farmers implement methods to reduce nutrient runoff that can have a serious impact on waterways and comes at no cost to taxpayers. “Our farmers, our communities need help to improv... Read more

  • Tom Reed in Hornell to Honor Howard Flats Farm on 200th Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Tom Reed presents the Bennett family of Hornell with an official statement commemorating the 200th anniversary of Howard Flats Farm. Center is Phil Bennett and his wife Juanita (second from right), Jay Bennett (second from left) and his wife. Tom Reed recognized Howard Flats Farm today with a statement commemorating the farm’s 200th anniversary in the House of Representatives. Currently under the ownership of Phil Bennett and his wife Juanita and managed by their son Jay Bennett, Howard Flats F... Read more

  • Tom Reed Makes Push to Help Small Businesses, Farmers Grow and Create Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed is pushing for small businesses to expand infrastructure and create jobs. To give small businesses that freedom and flexibility to improve, Reed is co-sponsoring the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014, a bill that makes permanent the long-standing Section 179 tax provision for small business expensing. The bill passed out of the Ways and Means Committee Tuesday on a bipartisan vote. “Our goal is to give America’s job creators more certainty and more control over their own f... Read more

  • Tom Reed Makes Push to Help Small Businesses, Farmers Grow and Create Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Tax Reform

    Tom Reed is pushing for small businesses to expand infrastructure and create jobs. To give small businesses that freedom and flexibility to improve, Reed is co-sponsoring the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014, a bill that makes permanent the long-standing Section 179 tax provision for small business expensing. The bill passed out of the Ways and Means Committee Tuesday on a bipartisan vote. “Our goal is to give America’s job creators more certainty and more control over their own f... Read more

  • At Summit Milk, Reed Sees Finger Lakes Agriculture, Manufacturing and Workforce in Sync
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Tom Reed at Summit Milk Products, LLC in Waterloo watches how ghee is made. Tom Reed was in Seneca County Thursday at Summit Milk Products for a tour of the growing facility that relocated to the area less than a year ago to the long-vacant site of the former Cadbury-Schweppes plant in Waterloo. Summit Milk manufactures ghee (a traditional Indian food product) as well as cheese curds, yogurt and other dairy products. Reed says the company made a wise investment in the local economy with the dec... Read more

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