Farm Friday

July 25, 2019

Contact: Katie Webster (202-225-5315)

In case you missed it, this month I introduced the Livestock Protection Act in the House of Representatives. This bill addresses the deadly black vulture attacks on livestock during calving season by allowing farmers to obtain a permit to kill predatory black vultures at the beginning of calving season in order to proactively protect their livestock. 

You can learn more about the Livestock Protection Act here. 

This week in Clark County, I hosted an Indiana Farm Bureau townhall to share this bill with Hoosier farmers as well as discuss the proposed USMCA trade deal, tariffs, and immigration reform. Hearing from you is essential to my work as your representative, so I can take your perspective back to Congress and find commonsense solutions to issues our farming community is facing. 

Additionally this week, I joined my Hoosier colleagues in the House of Representatives and the Senate in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in strong support of a Secretarial disaster designation in 88 counties, including Brown, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Johnson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Scott, and Washington County, following adverse weather conditions in Indiana. You can view the letter here

If you have any thoughts, concerns, or ideas you would like to share with me, be sure to send me an email or give me a call. I look forward to connecting with you!

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