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  • Wenstrup Leads Bipartisan Delegation Letter to Agriculture Secretary Perdue Urging Visit to Ohio
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, DC – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), led in sending a bipartisan delegation letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, inviting Secretary Perdue to visit Ohio, and experience Ohio’s productive farming, livestock, and dairy operation first-hand. The letter was signed by the entire Ohio Congressional delegation, including: Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Congressman Pat Tiberi (OH-12), Congressman Michael Turner (OH-03), Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), Congressman Jim Jordan... Read more

  • Congressman Wenstrup visits North Adams Library
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Education

    Congressman Brad Wenstrup joined a younger crowd Tuesday morning, June 28 at the North Adams Public Library for story time and lunch with the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Wenstrup read “Fourth of July Fireworks” by Patrick Merrick to the children. Afterward he talked about Independence Day and the history of fireworks and what they symbolize for Americans. “Congressman Wenstrup was looking at the Food Service Program and how it’s working out for us, and how we can make it better,” said Ju... Read more

  • Wenstrup Visits County Dairy Farm
    Posted in In The News on October 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    On September 30, Representative Brad Wenstrup visited the Hesler Farm in Winchester to learn more about their dairy operations. While visiting the farm, Rep. Wenstrup enjoyed a large farm lunch and discussed agricultural issues with the family and guests. “Farmers are America’s original small business owners,” said Wenstrup. ” Their legacy is the very foundation of our nation. I am honored to work with them every day to strengthen our farming community in Ohio’s Second Congressional District.” R... Read more

  • Finding Alternatives to Eradicate ALB
    Posted in Blog on June 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    I appreciate the committee's hard work on crafting the agriculture appropriations bill on the floor today—a bill that supports American farmers, protects the safety of our food, keeps rural America vibrant, and ensures our taxpayer dollars are being used efficiently and effectively. I also want to thank you and the committee's continued support for an issue that is very important to my constituents of the second district of Ohio—the Asian Long-horned Beetle. This pest, also known as ALB, is one... Read more

  • Congressman Wenstrup Comments on Passage of the Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – After 2 years of start and stop negotiations, this week Congress passed a farm bill reauthorization. Missing were many of the agriculture and nutrition reforms the House of Representatives added over the summer of 2013, which would both better use existing resources and save taxpayer dollars. Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who has supported past versions of the farm bill, said he was disappointed these reforms were not included in the final version of the farm bill. “Our farmers d... Read more

  • Wenstrup: “A job is the best social reform program we have”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs & the Economy

    Building on efforts to reform the “Farm Bill” this summer, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform & Work Opportunity Act Thursday evening. The bill funds supplemental nutrition programs like SNAP and WIC for qualified recipients while closing loopholes to better ensure funding goes to those who need it most. Representative Brad Wenstrup, who supports the bill, notes that reforms will not affect individuals who currently qualify under income and asset guidelines. Addi... Read more

  • House Passes a “Farm Only” Farm Bill, First Time in 50 Years
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    For the first time in nearly 50 years, the House of Representatives passed a stand-alone, five year farm bill that specifically addresses the nation’s farm and agriculture needs. H.R. 2642 contains crop insurance and conservation provisions as well as repeals outdated agriculture laws dating back to 1949. Representative Brad Wenstrup supported final passage. “This bill is an important piece of reform for Ohio farmers and Ohio taxpayers. Splitting agriculture programs and nutritional programs int... Read more

  • Wenstrup: “Ohio Farmers Deserve Better”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Following the vote on H.R. 1947, Representative Brad Wenstrup released this statement; “I am disappointed that the House could not bring a farm bill to the floor that truly serves and meets the needs of Ohioans. Ohio farmers deserve better, and Ohio taxpayers deserve better. We need a farm bill, but we need a responsible farm bill. Farmers are America’s original small business owner, and their legacy of hard work was and is fundamental to the strength of our nation.” “I was elected on the idea t... Read more

  • Letter to Secretary Vilsack regarding Asian Long Horned Beetles in Clermont County
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    I recently contacted the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, regarding the Asian Long-Horned Beetle infestation in Clermont County. It is vitally important that we eradicate this invasive species before more hardwood trees are infested and killed. Please read my letter below. Wenstrup ALB Letter by RepBradWenstrup Read more