Agriculture is the largest revenue-producing industry in the State of Alabama, generating more than $70 billion in economic impact per year.  With over nine million acres of farmland and more than 40,000 farms, Alabama is a national leader in food production and a global competitor in poultry, catfish, timber, cotton, and livestock industries.

It is easy to forget that agriculture is at the heart of so many issues affecting Alabamians– from food and fiber production to the ever-expanding market for biodiesel and fuel.  During my tenure in Congress, I have supported measures to assist farmers and the local economies that depend on them.  I have also worked to ensure that Alabama farmers will continue to benefit from appropriate commodity supports and crop insurance, conservation and nutrition programs, and credit and rural development initiatives.

Rest assured that I will remain unwavering in my efforts to support our farmers, our state, and our rural communities.



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