Ag Day: Strange Visits North Alabama Farms After spending the day meeting with farmers across North Alabama, Senator Luther Strange offered his commitment to helping the state’s agricultural economy thrive.
BigNews.Biz - Apr 18,2017 - Ag Day: Strange Visits North Alabama Farms
Huntsville, AL – After spending the day meeting with farmers across North Alabama, Senator Luther Strange offered his commitment to helping the state’s agricultural economy thrive. The day included visits with Alabama Farmers Federation members Jeff’s Cotton Gin outside Huntsville, the Alan Marsh Farm in Limestone County, a roundtable at the Old Greenbrier in Madison County, and the Reeves Peach Farm and Burden-Childers Dairy Farm in Morgan County, where the Senator heard farmers’ priorities for the 2018 farm bill.
Serving as the first Alabamian in 20 years on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, Strange shared his readiness to be the voice of the Alabama agricultural community at the national level.
“Alabama’s growers and producers are such a large part of what makes this state great, and it was a privilege to hear their perspective and discuss challenges facing the community. From EPA regulations like WOTUS to the misguided Death Tax, Alabama’s farmers have to jump through a lot of hoops to sustain their businesses,” said Strange.
“I especially look forward to confirming Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture later this month. He speaks the same language as Alabama farmers, and strong Southern leadership will be critical to the future of the industry across the state. I look forward to working together with folks in Alabama as we begin drafting the farm bill later this year.”