Agribusiness and family farmers are the lifeblood of our communities, providing food, long-term employment, new energy sources, and research and development opportunities. Yet, like other businesses, farmers face burdensome federal regulations, an overly complex tax code, export restrictions and even overzealous animal rights activists. I’m proud to have been named a Friend of Farm Bureau in recognition of my support for policies that foster a positive environment for agriculture and rural communities.
In Congress, I will continue to work to streamline the tax and regulatory structure, encourage development of export markets and ensure agriculture has the support it needs to be successful. As Congress considers the next Farm Bill, I will work to ensure the bill provides much needed certainty for Indiana’s farming communities and to the 16 million Americans whose livelihoods depend directly on agriculture.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) released the following statement after the House passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):
“I am proud to vote for USMCA because it is a victory for Hoosier workers, farmers, small businesses and manufacturers. As I travel my district and meet with Hoosiers, the most regular request I hear is to finally pass USMCA.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a 260-165 vote.
ANDERSON – The brown liquid sloshed back and forth in the jar as Luca Bonini, CEO of Italpollina, handed it to U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks for her inspection as he explained a brewing process similar to that for soy sauce or beer.
“It looks like balsamic vinegar,” she observed.
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will extend the crop acreage reporting deadline for states impacted by recent flooding and heavy moisture, including Indiana.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement on the passage of H.R.2, the Agriculture Improvement Act, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill, through the U.S. House of Representatives:
FRANKTON – A priority when the full Congress returns to work will be passage of a new farm bill, Rep. Susan Brooks told a group of local farmers.
Brooks, R-5th District, met Tuesday in Frankton with a large contingent of farmers in an event sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Growers Association.
“We have a lot to get done in September,” she said. “The farm bill is a top priority.”
Brooks explained the U.S. House and Senate passed differing versions of the legislation and a conference committee will begin meeting.
Indiana’s corn and soybean advocacy groups held a first ever Stewardship Tech in the Field event Tuesday on the Mike Shuter Farm in Madison County. At lunch the Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance offered another version of their Shop Talk series. Farmers heard about agriculture issues from the perspective of U.S. Representative Susan Brooks.
PENDLETON — The drug and opioid addiction epidemic is impacting the nation’s labor force, Rep. Susan Brooks said during a visit to Pendleton.
Brooks, R-5th District, visited several businesses in Pendleton and was interviewed by The Herald Bulletin Thursday at The Bank.
She said dealing with the issue of drug abuse has been a priority since her election to the U.S. House in 2012 because of her past experience in the criminal justice system as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana from 2001 through 2007.
INDIANAPOLIS - Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) appeared on this week's edition of IN Focus to discuss a number of issues in the news, including the Indiana impact of the President's tariffs, some good news for the economy, and the multiple controversies swirling around the White House which could threaten the Republican majorities in Congress in this year's midterm elections.
In the video above, Rep. Brooks is asked about her position on the tariffs and whether she still has confidence in the President.