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

Dec 12, 2018 News Releases

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:  

Aug 21, 2018 In The News

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.

Aug 21, 2018 In The News

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.

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.