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  • Give Integrity to our Nation’s Assistance Programs
    Posted in Op-Eds on September 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Feeding the hungry is one of the ways in which we care for our neighbors, and we encourage you to support local food pantries and organizations which help the needy. As citizens and taxpayers we also support the needy and the programs designed to assist them through our taxes. Although the federal food stamp program provides support to millions of Americans, well-documented abuses with the program highlight the need for strong and effective reforms to ensure those who truly need assistance are a... Read more

  • Reed Points to Reforms That Give Integrity to Food Assistance Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Rep. Tom Reed and the House of Representatives will consider a bill to reauthorize the food stamp program and address inadequacies in the current system, including one reform Reed continues to be a strong advocate for: engaging able-bodied adults without dependents in work and job training activities. “While feeding the hungry is one important way we care for our neighbors, we should not be blind to fraud and abuse in the program,” Reed said. “Our goal is to give integrity to food assistance pro... Read more

  • REED VOTES TO PASS FARM BILL; DEMOCRATS FAIL TO SUPPORT NATION’S FARMERS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Rep. Tom Reed and the House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass a five-year Farm Bill, with strong support from local farmers. “Farmers are counting on the House to get a Farm Bill passed,” Reed stressed. “Today’s bill is the way forward so that we can go to conference with the Senate and get a long-term Farm Bill signed into law.” Democrats voted against last month’s Farm Bill due to their opposition to reforms to SNAP programs. The bill voted on in the House Thursday has no impact on SNA... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Stands with Local Farmers, Continues Work on a Five-Year Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Tom Reed continues to stand with local farmers and last week, voted for a five-year extension of agriculture programs to provide farmers with certainty on a long-term basis. “I voted for the 2013 Farm Bill to show support for all of our nation’s farmers and the entire agriculture industry, the backbone of our economy in the 23rd district,” Reed said. “After meeting with local farmers in the district and hearing their priorities, the Farm Bill brought to the House floor clearly and fa... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Stands with Local Farmers, Continues Work on a Five-Year Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Tom Reed continues to stand with local farmers and last week, voted for a five-year extension of agriculture programs to provide farmers with certainty on a long-term basis. “I voted for the 2013 Farm Bill to show support for all of our nation’s farmers and the entire agriculture industry, the backbone of our economy in the 23rd district,” Reed said. “After meeting with local farmers in the district and hearing their priorities, the Farm Bill brought to the House floor clearly and fa... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed and Agriculture Advisory Board Meet to Discuss Farm Bill, Immigration Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Rep. Tom Reed met Tuesday with a dozen members from his Agriculture Advisory Board in Canandaigua at Tamberlane Farms, including owner Dr. Jake Martin. Among a host of issues discussed, priorities for the 2013 Farm Bill and immigration reform were the two most pressing topics of conversation. “Without a doubt, our farmers are very much in tune with what is going on at the federal level that will have an impact on their operations,” Reed said. “These farmers bring a wide variety of agricultural e... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed at Schuyler County Farm to Talk Agriculture Reforms in Immigration Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Rep. Tom Reed visited Bergen Farms in Odessa Tuesday to focus on key agricultural reforms to be included in comprehensive immigration reform. Reed says the broken H-2A program must be transformed to allow New York’s agriculture industry to reach its full potential. “We recognize there are problems with the current H-2A program so we’re focusing on reforms, not a program we already know is broken and fails to meet the needs of farmers,” Reed said. “Our ultimate goal is ensuring farmers have acces... Read more

  • Rep. Tom Reed Tours Family-Owned Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva;
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Rep. Tom Reed visited Red Jacket Orchards Wednesday in Geneva to tour the juice production facility and orchards, and to discuss important federal issues facing the local business. “This family-owned business is truly one of Upstate New York’s hidden gems,” Reed said. “The business is thriving in the Finger Lakes, growing by leaps and bounds, and we want to make sure they are able to continue growing.” Reed talked with the Red Jacket Orchards team on a number of issues after the facility tour, i... Read more

  • Reps. Tom Reed (R-Ny) and Ron Kind (D-Wi) Working to Remove Roadblocks for Dairy Sector
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Urge United States Department of Agriculture and United States Trade Representative to keep dairy products moving between the United States and Canada Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Ron Kind (D-WI) are urging federal officials to take proactive steps to prevent Canada from imposing new barriers to U.S. dairy exports. New York and Wisconsin are well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in the Canadian market, but only if Canada does not move to block U.S. dairy imports. “With the growth the ... Read more

  • Tom Reed Announces Establishment of His Proposed Reform for Electronic H-2a Application Filing
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs

    Rep. Tom Reed reminds H-2A program users that they can now prepare and file their H-2A applications electronically if they so choose. Reed’s proposed reform for electronic H-2A application filing was part of his Family Farm Relief Act. “The online system will streamline the entire process, helping our farmers receive up-to-date information on their application status while ensuring that they have the help they need during their busiest seasons,” Reed said. “This is common sense reform that will... Read more