Congresswoman Ellmers understands how important our farm communities are to North Carolina, our nation, and the world. As a freshman member, she is very pleased to have received a seat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee.
Farming is an integral component of life in the 2nd district of North Carolina. Crops such as tobacco, soybeans, and sweet potatoes team up with livestock operations such as poultry, turkeys, and hogs to make North Carolina a powerhouse of agriculture. This industry brings millions in revenue to the state and is the primary source of income for many families in the 2nd district. Farmers are under constant stress due to worries over weather, pests, disease, and prices, so it is essential that we maintain a strong safety net of crop insurance, direct and countercyclical payments, and strong commodity markets. Congresswoman Ellmers is pleased that she can use her placement on the Agriculture Committee to assist farmers in her district in protecting their livelihoods.