Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Agriculture

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. 

More on Agriculture

Aug 14, 2018 In The News

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.

Jul 29, 2018 In The News

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.

Jun 25, 2018 In The News

Agriculture is the backbone of our nation’s economy. America’s farmers and ranchers are responsible for producing our food supply and work hard to ensure that it is safe, abundant and affordable. Unfortunately, farmers across the country are suffering from a declining agricultural economy, with net farm income down almost 50 percent over the past four years. Food security is national security, and after facing years of natural disasters and distorted global markets, rural America needs relief more than ever.

Jun 25, 2018 In The News

U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Martha Roby (R-AL) on June 21 supported agricultural commodities in their home states by helping U.S. House members pass the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, H.R.2, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill.

“Food security is national security, and after facing years of natural disasters and distorted global markets, rural America needs relief more than ever,” said Rep. Brooks. “I am proud the 2018 Farm Bill provides farmers the relief and resources they deserve.”

Jun 21, 2018 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement on the passage of H.R.2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill, through the U.S. House of Representatives:

Feb 25, 2018 In The News

ANDERSON – Members of the local farming community raised concerns about renewed negotiations on the North American Free Trade Act and the pending farm bill in a meeting with Rep. Susan Brooks.

Brooks, R-5th District, met with members of the Indiana Corn Growers Association and the Indiana Soybean Alliance Thursday at Grace’s Place.

Aug 13, 2017 In The News

LAPEL — Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have started gathering input from around the nation as they work on the 2018 reauthorization of the farm bill.

Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., was among them as she met with approximately 50 area farmers on the farm of Andy Bracken on Wednesday.

Brooks, who represents the 5th District that includes Madison County, said Rep. Mike Conway, R-Texas, the chairman of the Agriculture Committee, is working to protect crop insurance in the 2018 bill.

Oct 5, 2016 In The News

Indiana Farm Bureau will be presenting Representative Susan Brooks with a Friend of Farm Bureau award at Evermilk Logistics, an agribusiness in Anderson focused on milk product transportation.

Friend of Farm Bureau awards are presented to federal lawmakers who have demonstrated support for policies that foster a positive climate for agriculture and rural communities. 

Receiving that award is separate from receiving an endorsement from the Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT PAC.

The award will be presented Oct. 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Anderson.

Sep 21, 2015 In The News

GREENTOWN, Ind. — Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, who represents Indiana’s 5th district, and Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann talked with farmers and addressed their concerns at a Shop Talk hosted by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association.

Howard County farmer Dennis Maple hosted the talk at the county fairgrounds. There have been a series of talks around the state with farmers and members of the Indiana congressional delegation.

Jan 29, 2014 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Farm Bill: