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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Agriculture

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January 29, 2020 Press Release
“As strong advocates for hemp production in Connecticut, we write to you today to share our comments and concerns related to the interim final rules for hemp production published by your agency on October 31, 2019."
December 19, 2019 Press Release
“The USMCA takes an existing flawed agreement, and overhauls it by establishing an enforcement regime with real teeth. It’s the first trade agreement that I’ve supported since coming to Congress, and it’s the strong changes from the original version of the bill that convinced me to vote yes,” said Courtney.
December 11, 2019 Press Release
“Eastern Connecticut is home to some of the most productive dairy farms in the country – it’s part of our heritage in New England,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 29, 2019 Press Release
“Hemp is a highly versatile agricultural commodity, and industrial hemp production is a tremendous opportunity for Connecticut’s farming families, and our economy,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 24, 2019 Press Release
“The volatility of the dairy market over the past decade has made us keenly aware of the importance for stability among New England dairies. From Farm Service Agency supports to the Rural Energy for America Program, the federal government has played a key role in helping our farms become more fiscally and environmentally efficient,” the delegation wrote.
September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) voted to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595). The SAFE Act would allow hemp and marijuana-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system. Congressman Courtney is an original cosponsor of the SAFE Banking Act, which passed the House by a vote of 321-103.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
“These funds will help insure the safety and security of both officers and residents in Plainfield,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA), and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) introduced the Young Farmer Success Act--a bipartisan effort to preserve America’s agricultural economy and the security of its national food supply by adding full-time farmers and ranchers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  

June 5, 2019 Press Release
“Milk provides the cornerstone of a healthy meal for our nation’s children,” Rep. Courtney said. “It packs valuable nutrients including protein, potassium, and calcium—a solid foundation for building a healthy menu in America’s schools."
May 9, 2019 Press Release
“I’ve long seen industrial hemp production as a tremendous opportunity for our state’s agricultural sector and economy,” said Congressman Courtney.

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