Local Ag Happenings

HOUSE MEMBERS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH FLOOD PROTECTION PROGRAM

The Office of United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), announced that Representative Cleaver, along with Sharice Davids (D-KS), and Cindy Axne (D-IA) announced bipartisan legislation on Thursday, May 21, 2020 that would establish a flood prevention program to protect Midwestern communities along the lower Missouri River system. The Lower Missouri River Flood Prevention Program Act would modernize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ methods for managing water resource projects along the Missouri River system and require the implementation of a system-wide approach to projects in order to reduce flood risk and increase flood protection along the lower Missouri River. ...Read more

CLEAVER, MIDWEST HOUSE MEMBERS SEND BIPARTISAN LETTER SUPPORTING AMERICAN PORK PRODUCERS

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), along with several other Midwest House members, sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting improvements to pork producer aid offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Additionally, the letter requests support by opening up existing programs for pork producers. ...Read more