Farmers are at the heart of our great Nation, and a critical part of the 5th District. I support a number of initiatives aimed at strengthening our farmers as they adapt to current markets and practices. 

– Increasing opportunities for small farmers to acquire farmland via farmland conservation easements

– Farm-to-school programs that encourage schools to buy from local farmers

– Compensation to farmers for agricultural practices that protect the environment

– Strive toward sustainable, humane, and ecologically-balanced farming practices

We must take care of our farmers, just as they take care of us. I strongly oppose trade wars that will result in retaliatory tariffs impacting our communities.