I know that agriculture is the backbone of our North Country economy. I helped to pass the bipartisan Farm Bill that delivers important wins for our local farmers. Critically, it provides needed support for our dairy farmers who are facing a crisis right now. It also authorizes over $500 million in loan and grant programs to expand access to rural broadband – a key economic priority for our region. This legislation includes important environmental and conservation provisions, and I successfully fought to include two amendments to combat invasive species, such as the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.