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Agriculture

The Agriculture industry is the lifeblood of our economy and the breadbasket of our nation.

A strong voice for West Texas in Washington. Texas’ 19th Congressional District is home to more than 14 million acres of farmland, and produces more cotton than any other congressional district in the country. Altogether, the nine county region around Lubbock produces nearly ⅓ of the world’s cotton supply! The cotton produced here in West Texas is crucial to our local, state, and national economies. Additionally, peanuts, grain, sorghum, beef, dairy, and wine are all produced in District 19 – creating over $12 billion in agriculture related revenue. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I’m committed to working alongside Chairman Conaway as we fight to represent these interests in our nation’s capital.

Agriculture contributes to our national security. Agriculture production not only provides 24 million jobs nationwide, it feeds and clothes our people. The food and fiber created in farming communities secures our independence, ensuring we don’t have to rely on foreign entities for our goods. We need to remind our nation’s leaders that agriculture is not just as a rural issue, it is a national security issue.

Arrington: 2018 Farm Bill to address changes to SNAP

May 13, 2018

By Rep. Jodey Arrington Lubbock Avalanche-Journal  Farm Bills come every five years and establish our nation’s policies regarding agriculture and rural America. Despite its title, what most people don’t realize is that 80% of the: Read More

GOP congressman makes passionate case for welfare work requirements

April 27, 2018

On Thursday, House Agriculture Committee member Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, gave an impassioned speech on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of tying work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).: Read More

Abilene Reporter-News: Farm Bill a big win for West Texans, congressman says

April 24, 2018

U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington would not want to return to the 19th Congressional District without good news about the Farm Bill. A bad bill would give him more heartburn than eating too much barbecue Saturday: Read More

FOX34: Secretary Perdue praises work on Farm Bill, rejects Chinese claims on tariffs

April 19, 2018

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Farm Bill cleared its first challenge Wednesday, passing through the ag committee. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue commended Chairman Mike Conaway of Midland for his work to pass the bill through the committee.: Read More

Arrington Statement on House Ag Committee Passage of Farm Bill

April 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today the House Agriculture Committee on which Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) serves passed out of committee the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2), commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill. “The: Read More

Arrington Statement on Introduction of the Farm Bill

Today Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement regarding the introduction of this year’s Farm Bill:

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