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Heinrich: Farm Bill is “Opportunity to Build Stronger Future for New Mexico’s Farmers & Producers”

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the framework of the Rural Prosperity and Food Security Act was released: 

“Rural America deserves our attention and investment. Our kids deserve to have the food they need to succeed in school and life. And our farmers deserve the tools to be resilient in a changing climate. This legislation is an opportunity to deliver on these goals, while building a stronger foundation to help New Mexico’s farmers and producers succeed.  

“I am especially pleased this legislation will protect and expand SNAP benefits, further strengthen Tribal sovereignty and support self-determination, create more opportunities for voluntary conservation measures, and help local processors expand their capacity. Together, the investments outlined in this framework will make it easier for more families to access locally grown fresh food and create new career opportunities for the next generation of producers.  

“As Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Department of Agriculture, I will continue working to provide New Mexico’s farmers and producers with the tools they need to keep healthy and nutritious food on the table while growing our economy for the future. It’s time we push partisan politics aside and pass this important legislation to deliver on our commitment to invest in working families.” 

A full summary of the bill is available here. A section-by-section is available here