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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.

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 Commends Trump Administration on Enforcing SNAP Work Requirements

December 05, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced changes to prevent states from waiving work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) […] Read More

Arrington: Americans are Growing Impatient with Democrat Leadership’s Delay of USMCA

October 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the House Democrat leadership’s continued delay in ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), even after Mexican President Andrés […] Read More

Arrington: U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Is A Major Win For West Texas, American Farmers

September 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) congratulated the Trump Administration on reaching a trade agreement with Japan that will deliver a major victory to farmers and ranchers in West Texas and across the United States. […] Read More

Arrington Applauds Proposed USDA Reforms to Food Stamp Policies

September 24, 2019

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) submitted a comment letter supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed rule closing a loophole that extends Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, or food stamps, to those […] Read More

Arrington Speaks at Signing Ceremony for Cotton Classing Agreement between Texas Tech and USDA

July 02, 2019

LUBBOCK – Yesterday, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined members of the Texas Tech community, including Chancellor Tedd Mitchell, President Lawrence Schovanec, as well as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory […] Read More

Arrington Speaks Up for West Texas Farmers at Ways and Means Committee Hearing with President Trump’s Chief Trade Negotiator

February 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) participated in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing with United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer on the status of U.S.-China trade talks. At the hearing, Congressman […] Read More

lubbock office

1312 Texas Ave.
STE. 219
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone:(806)763-1611
Fax:(806)767-9168

abilene office

500 Chestnut St.
#819
Abilene, TX 79602
Phone:(325)675-9779
Fax:(325)675-5038

Washington, DC office

1029 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4005
District-wide Toll Free: 888-217-0281
Fax: 202.225.9615

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