Rep. Elise Stefaink, R-Willsboro, addressed the House from the floor on National Farmers Day. Listen to her speech or read the text below:
Mr. Speaker, when you eat today, you can thank a farmer.
Across this great nation, over 3 million farmers work tirelessly each day to produce the food that feeds our families and keeps our country running.
From Graceway Dairy Farm in Lowville to Everett Orchards in Peru, I’ve been blessed to meet with so many farmers that make up the backbone of our North Country economy.
Many of these family farms in my district produce dairy, apples, honey, wine, and the most delicious maple in the country.
And as Congress works on the next farm bill, we need to focus on supporting those who support our nation’s food supply.
Mr. Speaker, today, on National Farmers Day, I urge my colleagues to join me in thanking the men and women who rise before the sun each and every day to make sure our families are fed.
Thank you and I yield back.