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  • Putting Rural America First
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Regulations, Small Business

    Rural America is roaring back. A recent report from the Department of Agriculture shows that for only the second time in the last century, we are actually increasing the number of farmers under the age of 35. With the President’s leadership, we have been able to deliver tax cuts for American farmers, reduced federal regulations at a rate of 22:1, driven down energy prices and have grown the economy to bring jobs back to rural America. Personally, I experienced this resurgence first hand during m... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Jason Smith Speaks to Texas County Farm Bureau
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    MO – Congressman Jason Smith spoke to the Texas County Farm Bureau this week where they discussed his focus on farms, plans for tax reform and his work with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Smith spent the entire month of August visiting locally owned farms and agribusinesses across southeast and south central Missouri, many of whom were concerned about burdensome regulations and our country’s complicated tax code. “Within the last year, I have had the honor of working with the Trump Ad... Read more

  • Congressman Stops at Leerjak Ranch in Patterson
    Posted in In the News on September 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    A Stop in Wayne County Congressman Jason Smith, at right, visited Wayne County last Saturday as part of his 3rd Annual Farm Tour. Smith was joined by State Rep. Paul Fitzwater, at left, on a visit to Leerjak Ranch in Patterson. Pictured with Smith and Fitzwater in front of the Leerjak General Store are (l-r) Sierra, Erica, Ronnie, and Annalea Ross. Congressman Jason Smith visited Wayne County during his 3rd Annual Farm Tour. He visited Leerjak Ranch in Wayne County on Saturday, Aug. 29. Smith’s... Read more

  • Congressman Smith visits local farm
    Posted in In the News on August 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Provided by Ruth Ann Skaggs | Pictured (Left to Right) are are Josh Skaggs, Kelsey Skaggs, Rep. Shelley Keeney, Congressman Jason Smith, Rep. Linda Black, and Eli Skaggs. Missouri’s 8th Congressional District U.S. Representative Jason Smith, visited the Skaggs Brothers & Sons new poultry farm, Aug. 21, as part of his Annual Farm Tour. The family owned and operated farm is located on Highway OO, in Madison County. Missouri House of Representatives members Linda Black with the 117th District and ... Read more

  • Area farmers concerned about government regulations, Rep. Smith says
    Posted in In the News on August 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, Regulations

    Government regulations and keeping the next generation interested in agriculture were two of the most discussed topics when U.S. Rep. Jason Smith visited a beef cattle farm just outside of Jackson on Monday. Paul "Butch" Meier of Butch's Angus is a fourth-generation farmer who said he hopes his sons and grandchildren carry the farm through the next few generations. "I've lived on this tract of land all my life," he told the congressman and the small group of farmers gathered Monday. The average ... Read more

  • Capitol Report: Rural Growth is America's Strength
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on August 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Twenty stops. 15 counties. 5 days. That’s the tally for the 3rd Annual District-Wide Farm Tour so far, a yearly trip to see different sectors of the agriculture industry in every corner of our district. The Farm Tour kicked off on Monday and will travel to each of the 30 counties in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District before it is finished. It gives me the chance to talk with the farmers and ranchers that keep our rural economy moving. We are halfway through the tour, and I have already bee... Read more

  • Missouri congressman wants environmental agency eliminated
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency

    SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Smith says he thinks the federal Environmental Protection Agency should be eliminated. Smith's remarks came during a Missouri Farm Bureau presentation Thursday at the Missouri State Fair on a new rule on streams, tributaries and wetlands. The EPA says the federal rule clarifies but doesn't expand which smaller bodies of water should be protected from development and pollution. The Missouri Farm Bureau says the rule is a significant expans... Read more

  • Congressman visits blueberry farm
    Posted in In the News on August 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Jason Smith kicked off his third annual Farm Tour Monday, which included a stop at Brandywine Blueberry Farm on County Road 7160 near Rolla. Congressman Jason Smith kicked off his third annual Farm Tour Monday, which included a stop at Brandywine Blueberry Farm on County Road 7160 near Rolla. During the Farm Tour, Smith is traveling to each of the 30 counties in Missouri’s 8th Congressional District and highlighting the robust role that agriculture and farming play in our area. “Bra... Read more

  • Congressional Farm Tour
    Posted in In the News on August 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Jason Smith is pictured here with Paul Perkins as Smith kicked off his 3rd Annual Farm Tour on Monday at the Perkins Family Cattle Farm in Steelville. Smith’s Farm Tour will travel to each of the 30 counties in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District and highlight the robust role that agriculture and farming play in our area. “The Farm Tour highlights some of the best parts of our agriculture-rich district with the farms and ranches that make our area unique,” said Smith. “Agricult... Read more

  • Congressman Also Visits Farmers Of Levee District 2
    Posted in In the News on August 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Jason Smith At Levee District 2 U.S. Representative Jason Smith met with some of the 60 farmers who maintain Ste. Genevieve Levee District 2 on August 5 at Loida Ag on Bourbon Road. The taxing district shields 7,500 acres of land from flooding during severe weather. A representative from Smith’s office said those with Levee District 2 asked that the meeting not have media coverage, a potential violation of Missouri’s Sunshine Law. Smith’s office last Thursday issued a news release on the meetin... Read more

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