Delaney Statement on National Agriculture Day

Mar 25, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) issues the following statement on National Agriculture Day:  

“National Agriculture Day is a time to thank our nation’s farmers and agricultural workers: they put food on our table, boost our economy, and serve as stewards of our land. Their work deserves our gratitude and support. As Thomas Jefferson said, agriculture is the ‘first and most precious of all the arts.’ Farming employs 350,000 Marylanders and I’m very proud to represent one of the primary agricultural regions of our state. The range and quality of products our farmers grow, from the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve to Frederick’s fields to Western Maryland, is truly remarkable. I encourage all my constituents to thank a farmer today.”  

In January, Congressman Delaney voted for the Farm Bill, which passed by a 251-166 vote in the House. He was one of only two members of the Maryland House Delegation to vote for the bill.