Recent Agriculture Efforts
- The 28th District of Texas is Top 100 (Congressional Districts) in cotton, vegetables, fruit, and cattle.
Congressman Cuellar understands the important role agriculture plays in providing all Americans with the safest, most abundant food source in the world. The Congressman has opposed efforts in Congress to defund and eliminate programs that provide a basic safety net to family farms. Less than one-half of one percent of the federal budget currently goes to support producers, and speaking locally, over seventy percent of farms in Texas do not even receive support. However, we must all face the realities of our budget constraints, and the House and Senate Agriculture Committees will likely reduce these numbers further. Now that we have turned the corner, we should take this opportunity to improve our system of imports and exports, and improve the pipelines that support growth of agriculture
Congress is currently in the process of drafting a long overdue 2013 Farm Bill. Follow recent developments here: http://democrats.agriculture.house.gov/