Hagedorn Named to U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

January 23, 2019
Press Release

Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) has just been appointed to serve his constituents on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. Rep. Hagedorn provided the following:

“I’m deeply honored to serve southern Minnesotans on the House Agriculture Committee. Growing up on my family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman, I recognize the valued role agriculture plays in the lives of all who reside in our rural district. Strong farms equal strong families, strong communities and a strong economy.”

“I will use my role on the Agriculture Committee to promote farming and our rural economy. I will work to reduce barriers and open up markets and expand trade opportunities to promote some of the world’s finest agriculture products, grown right in our great state of Minnesota.”

“Farmers expect us to act to remove excessive regulations and unneeded government intrusion into their businesses and livelihoods. We must protect farmers and agri-businesses from extremist environmental regulations. Instead, I support U.S. energy independence to place downward pressure on the cost of farming, processing, transportation and other services.”

“Further, to help sustain farmers and agri-businesses I will work with like-minded colleagues to pass individual tax reform, patient-centered health care solutions and commonsense regulatory reform.”

“I am grateful for this opportunity to serve on the Agriculture Committee and work in bipartisan fashion to strengthen all facets of agriculture and our rural communities.”

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Mike Conaway said:

“I’m excited to welcome Jim to the House Agriculture Committee. On the heels of the 2018 Farm Bill, it is critical that strong Members like Jim are involved in overseeing the implementation of all areas of the bill – from the farm safety net to conservation to rural broadband. There is much work to be done in the 116th Congress, and I look forward to working alongside Jim on behalf of rural America.”

Background: Minnesota is the fourth largest agricultural exporting state in the nation. Minnesota’s First District is an agricultural grain and livestock leader. The district encompasses 21 counties, stretching from South Dakota to Wisconsin, along the Iowa border.

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn will use his position on the House Committee on Agriculture to sustain farming and southern Minnesota’s rural way of life.

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