COLLINS TALKS AGRICULTURE WITH MADISON FARMERS
DANIELSVILLE, Ga.—Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) spent Monday morning with Madison County farmers. As the area received much needed rain, local poultry growers and cattlemen met at the Danielsville Farm Bureau to discuss the federal regulatory landscape.
Collins took questions and heard concerns from a group of farmers on issues ranging from fixing the federal appropriations process to safeguarding chicken houses against avian flu. Georgia’s poultry industry contributes $18 billion annually to the state’s economy, $10.9 billion of which comes from northeast Georgia.
Collins told farmers that the newly installed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue represents a positive development for Georgia agriculture and for the nation. He also reaffirmed his commitment to seeing overreach at the Environmental Protection Agency and other departments reined in and noted that his bill to do just that, the REINS Act, passed the House earlier this year and recently passed out of committee in the Senate successfully.
“Our farmers and families in Madison County work hard to put food on the tables of Americans across the country, and I appreciate the time they took to talk with me.
“We agree that reducing government bureaucracy is a priority, and the House of Representatives has passed more than a dozen bills—which President Trump has signed into law—in order to shrink federal overreach. We have to give people back the opportunity to succeed without interference from the federal government,” said Collins.