Farmers are essential to the economy of North Alabama; specifically, agriculture and related industries yield nearly $19 billion a year to the economic impact of Alabama’s 4th Congressional District. Crops, livestock, timber, and fisheries produce a varied agricultural landscape and culture in the district. Furthermore, these industries contribute to the State of Alabama’s $77 billion output impact.
I am honored to chair the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. We have an ambitious schedule this year, with many important and serious issues to consider. But I have no job more important than being a strong and clear voice in Washington for my district’s farmers and food and forest product manufacturers.
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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today joined with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Governor Ivey and other state leaders to announce an almost three million dollar grant for Tombigbee Electric Cooperative to expand rural broadband in Marion, Fayette and Lamar counties. And also on the $625 million Congressman Aderholt helped secure in the federal budget to improve rural broadband for the rest of the state and country.
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to the proposed 2018 Fiscal Year Budget.