America is the breadbasket of the world. 2021 was a record year for American agriculture exports. Ohio has consistently been in the top ten states for exporting soybeans and corn and that is only possible thanks to the hard work of our state’s agriculture community.
I spent decades farming, which provided me the perspective of how federal policies affect farmers at the local level. Beginning as a farmer then as a president of Ohio Farm Bureau, I have been fighting for agriculture, private property rights, and responsible regulations for decades.
I have been at the forefront of the regulatory battle known as Waters of the United States and supported the trade deal between the United States, Mexico, and Canada which increased access to Canadian and Mexican markets for American dairy and poultry producers.
In the 117th Congress, I support legislation that prevents state and local government from interfering with interstate agriculture commerce by imposing non-tariff barriers. I also opposed efforts by the Biden administration to reverse the Navigable Waters Rule, which provided clarity and certainty to the agriculture community on water rights after years of ambiguity under the Obama administration. I also successfully fought to remove a tax proposal from President Biden’s socialist spending bill that would have hurt the ability of family farms to pass their operation down to the next generation of farmers.