FARMFEST: Angie Craig Proves That She is the Best Representative for Family Farmers, Rural Minnesotans

Tue, Aug 2, 2022

Morgan, MN – Today at the Farmfest Congressional Candidate Forum, Rep. Angie Craig demonstrated why she is the best representative for Minnesota family farmers and rural Minnesotans. 

Rep. Craig is the only member of the House Agriculture Committee majority from Minnesota, and one of the top 15% most bipartisan members of Congress. Rep. Craig recently helped shepherd the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act through the House to lower costs for working families at the grocery store, continue bringing prices down at the gas pump, and ensure Minnesota family farmers can get their goods to market.

“Angie’s deep understanding of ag issues and strong, bipartisan record of results for Minnesota farmers was on full display during today’s forum,” said campaign manager Wellesley Daniels. “Especially as we work to get our economy back on track, rural Minnesotans need a representative who cares deeply about their priorities and who is committed to finding solutions in Washington. Angie’s work today at Farmfest, and her leadership every day on the House Ag Committee, prove that she’s the one for the job.”

Since coming to Congress, Rep. Craig has delivered for rural Minnesotans:

  • Rep. Craig blocked Democratic leadership from making any changes to the Stepped-up Basis because it would hurt family farms. She said any changes made to the program could not negatively impact family farms.
  • Rep. Craig passed a bill to allow year-round sales of E15 for the first time with support from Democrats and Republicans, and has worked to invest in homegrown biofuels.
  • This term, Rep. Craig secured more than $7 million in federal funding for broadband expansion across the Second District and more than $100 million for the state of Minnesota.
  • Rep. Craig worked across the aisle for months to get the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law across the finish line to make long overdue upgrades to roads, bridges, energy sources, and broadband across rural Minnesota.