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National Priorities

KENTUCKY FARM BUREAU 2021 NATIONAL PRIORITY ISSUES

NATIONAL FARM POLICY

  • Federal crop insurance programs should be maintained at current levels to provide an effective safety net for agriculture.
  • Support crop insurance initiatives to maintain the integrity of crop insurance.
  • Support NRCS assistance for the development of additional water resources for irrigation and livestock use.
  • Support modifying USDA Rural Development broadband programs to increase access to broadband service that meets or exceeds FCC standards.

TRADE

  • Support fair and open multilateral trade agreements that will open new markets and expand existing markets for U.S. agricultural products.

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Support maintenance and improvement of transportation infrastructure, including rural highways, lock and dam systems, riverports, and railroads. 

REGULATORY REFORM

  • Support a thorough regulatory review to ensure regulations do not impose an undue economic burden on any segment of society and the regulatory process is transparent and results achievable.
  • All regulations should be based on sound, peer-reviewed scientific data that can be replicated. 
  • Support congressional oversight of federal agency regulatory actions to ensure rules and regulations do not exceed the intent and authority of federal law.

IMMIGRATION AND FARM LABOR REFORM

  • Support immigration reform that restructures the H-2A program to make it more streamlined, reliable, and economical, in addition to limiting legal liability for farmers. 

HEALTH CARE REFORM

  • Support changes to current health care law that will stabilize the market, encourage competition that will reduce health care costs and increase consumer choice.

FISCAL POLICY

  • In order to protect the future integrity of our nation’s economy it is in our best interest to address budget deficits, which erode our ability to remain fiscally stable with the goal of reaching a balanced budget.
  • Federal tax code should be reformed based on sound economic principles to create a more competitive business climate. 

WILDLIFE ISSUES

  • Support a producer’s right to protect livestock and property against nuisance wildlife predation. 
  • Support a nationwide depredation order, or safe harbor provision, to take black vultures.

Your National Legislators

UNITED STATES SENATORS
Name Address Phone & Fax
Senator Mitch McConnell (R) 317 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
mcconnell.senate.gov
(202) 224-2541
(202) 224-2499 Fax
 
  601 W. Broadway, Room 630
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 582-6304

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Senator Rand Paul (R) 167 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
paul.senate.gov
(202) 224-4343
(202) 228-6917 Fax
 
  1029 State Street
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
(270) 782-8303

 

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVES

Dist. Name Address Phone & Fax
 1
 
Congressman James Comer (R)
 
2410 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
comer.house.gov
(202) 225-3115
(202) 225-3547 Fax
       
    200 N Main Street, Ste. F
Tompkinsville, Kentucky 42167
(270) 487-9509
(270) 487-0019 Fax 

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2 Congressman Brett Guthrie (R) 2434 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
guthrie.house.gov
(202) 225-3501 
(202) 226-2019 Fax
       
    996 Wilkinson Trace, Ste. B2
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42103
(270) 842-9896
(270) 842-9081 Fax 

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3 Congressman John Yarmuth (D) 402 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
yarmuth.house.gov 
(202) 225-5401
(202) 225-5776 Fax
       
    Romano Mazzoli Federal Bldg.
600 Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Ste. 216
Louisville, Kentucky 40202 
(502) 582-5129
(502) 582-5897 Fax

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4 Congressman Thomas Massie (R) 2453 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
massie.house.gov
(202) 225-3465
       
    541 Buttermilk Pike, Ste. 208
Crescent Springs, Kentucky 41017
(859) 426-0080
(859) 426-0061 Fax

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5 Congressman Harold Rogers (R) 2406 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
halrogers.house.gov
(202) 225-4601
(202) 225-0940 Fax
       
    551 Clifty Street
Somerset, Kentucky 42503
(800) 632-8588
(606) 678-4856 Fax

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6 Congressman Andy Barr (R) 2430 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
barr.house.gov
(202) 225-4706
(202) 225-2122 Fax
       
    2709 Old Rosebud Road, Ste. 100
Lexington, Kentucky 40509
(859) 219-1366
(859) 219-3437 Fax 

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