NEWS

March
23, 2021

Farm Workforce Modernization Act moves through Congress, could mean relief for Idaho farmers

A bill aimed at addressing the worker shortage in agriculture and the uncertainty of the farm labor workforce, which has high rates of undocumented workers, passed the House of Representatives Thursday with bipartisan support. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, coauthored and sponsored by Congressman Mike Simpson, would create a program that allows agricultural workers and…

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March
17, 2021

Reader Comment: When Mike Simpson Talks – Idaho AG Should Hear Him Out

For those who know me, there are few things in this world which I feel more passionate about than Idaho agriculture and water. Both have been cornerstones of my life since I first drew breath and the political career that has largely defined the second half of my life. Those who know me also know…

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March
17, 2021

Rep. Simpson: Energy Matters

Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, issued the following statement: “I have been a proponent of hydroelectric power since I first came to Congress.  It is one of the best energy sources we have—clean, reliable, renewable baseload generation that is more valuable than ever as we seek to reduce carbon emissions in the electricity sector.  For years,…

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March
17, 2021

Creating certainty and security for grain producers

Washington, D.C. – A few weeks ago, I released a comprehensive concept to resolve the salmon, energy and dam issues that have created tension in the Northwest for decades. It is meant to provide security for all stakeholders, end lawsuits and give Idaho’s wild salmon and steelhead a chance for survival. My concept includes a…

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