Agriculture & Nutrition
Minnesota has a strong tradition of family farmers who help provide the nutritious foods that are fundamental to the success of healthy communities. In recent decades, we have also seen the development of urban agriculture in our Twin Cities.
As a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Subcommittee, I'm committed to ensuring agriculture programs are sufficiently funded. I strongly support nutrition assistance programs like the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and farmers’ markets programs that increase access to healthy and locally-grown foods. We must ensure that our family farmers have the resources they need and that all Minnesotans are able to provide nutritious foods for their families.
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The Subcommittee on Agriculture will accept Community Project Funding requests in three accounts:
Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities
Rural Development, Rural Community Facility Grants
Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants
Find additional guidance and program descriptions for these accounts here.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today following the House passage of the American Rescue Plan, which will now be sent to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today after Rep. David Scott was affirmed as the next Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee:
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) have introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution recognizing a decade of results under the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID)’s signature global food security program, Feed the Future, and the need to continue efforts to accelerate inclusive agricultural development and improved nutrition outcomes for women and children around the world.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture-Rural Development-Food and Drug Administration, today voted to approve the subcommittee’s FY 2021 funding bill, which will be considered by the full Appropriations Committee on July 9.
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after yesterday’s passage of a continuing resolution to ensure government funding through November 21, 2019. The continuing resolution included a provision allowing sugarbeet cooperative processors to qualify for disaster assistance funding from the Supplemental aid bill passed in June.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture-Rural Development-Food and Drug Administration, today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the subcommittee’s FY 2020 funding bill. The bill provides $24.31 billion to invest in rural community infrastructure, food programs for those in need at home and abroad, medical product innovation and food and drug safety activities, programs that serve farmers and ranchers, agriculture research, and more.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a five-year reauthorization of the Global Food Security Act.