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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Agriculture

America depends on our farms for food, clothing, and thousands of jobs.  They are small family businesses that make up the economic and cultural backbone of Maryland’s First Congressional District. As a Senator in the Maryland General Assembly, I helped promote and protect Maryland agriculture and poultry.  I continue to do the same in the halls of Congress.

Farmers must be protected from unnecessary and harmful federal regulations that could hurt their ability to grow and create jobs. The estate tax must be eliminated because families should be able to pass farms down to the next generation without penalty.  Private property rights have to be upheld – farmers should not be subjected to harmful land use laws that devalue their property and make it more difficult to do business.

More on Agriculture

April 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On April 25, Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America.

April 24, 2017 In The News

CHESTERTOWN — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris learned about agriculture practices and spoke with farmers about their concerns during a visit to Kent and Queen Anne's counties Thursday, April 20.

Harris, R-Md.-1st, and local officials first met at Hambleton Creek Farms outside of Chestertown along state Route 213. Indivisible of Kent and Queen Anne's Counties members stood outside the road's turnoff with protest signs like "No Town Halls."

April 19, 2017 In The News

CORDOVA — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris discussed agricultural concerns Tuesday, April 18, in a roundtable discussion at the Triple Creek Winery in Cordova.