I will work hard to protect the upcoming Farm Bill from cuts that would negatively impact our countless agriculturalists in Congressional District 1. I will fight to protect our family farms, while ensuring that we enhance economic opportunities and maintain the rich traditions of this cherished way of life. I know how important rural communities are to America’s future, and I will remain committed to expanding access to equity capital and New Markets Tax Credits to provide agriculturalists and rural communities with the funding they need to grow and remain competitive in the global market. I know that a safe and sustainable food supply is a means to national security, and will ensure that my colleagues in Congress understand the dire need for collaborative stewardship of our natural resources. Finally, I’ll support legislation that aims to make America the clean energy superpower of the 21st century while never losing sight of my focus on supporting rural farms and businesses.