Today, the Minnesota Farm Bureau PAC endorsed U.S. Representative Angie Craig for re-election in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. The Farm Bureau – which represents farm and ranch families across the country dedicated to building a better future for agriculture producers in the United States – threw its support behind Craig’s campaign, citing her long record of bipartisan achievement for the agricultural community in Minnesota. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Angie has championed bipartisan policies that will ensure economic security and market access for agricultural producers and has regularly invited farmers from the Second District to the Capitol to advocate for family farmers in Washington.
“Representative Angie Craig has been a strong voice for Minnesota farmers, especially through her time on the House Agriculture Committee. She has been a champion for issues like renewable fuels, trade and rural mental health,” said Ray Johnson, MFBF PAC Chair. “The Minnesota Farm Bureau PAC appreciates her support for policies that make a difference for farmers and ranchers.”
“I’m deeply honored to receive the support of the Farm Bureau and its membership in Minnesota and across the country. When I was first elected to Congress, I made it my top priority to secure a seat on the Agriculture Committee alongside my fellow Minnesotan Chairman Collin Peterson, where I could set politics aside and get to work for farmers back home,” said Representative Craig. “Farmers in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District work hard for a living – they deserve someone who will work just as hard for them in Congress. I am committed to continuing my close partnership with Minnesota’s agricultural community and working alongside producers in the Second District to maintain farming as a way of life for generations to come.”
Shortly after beginning her first term in Congress, Angie formed a bipartisan Farmer Advisory Council to serve as her experts on issues facing Minnesota Agriculture. She worked with the White House and House leadership to help finalize the USMCA trade agreement, which bolsters the ag economy while protecting American workers and improving access to affordable prescription drugs for all Americans. When Congressional Democrats held up payments to support ag producers impacted by the Administration’s trade wars, Angie stood up to her own party to get farmers the payments they deserve. Her efforts to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and expand the market for biofuels even earned her Growth Energy’s “Fueling Growth Award” last fall. Angie has also fought to ensure farmers had the resources they need to get through the COVID-19 pandemic and address lasting stress the pandemic has put on our livestock producers. Shortly after the crisis began, Angie quickly got to work authoring legislation to help farmers restructure their debt, give farmers and ranchers emergency flexibility to help alleviate feed concerns and fought to steer relief funds to farmers and rural businesses struggling to rebuild from the ongoing crisis.