WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is pushing to reduce the burden of federal regulations on Eastern North Carolina’s agricultural producers.  Over time, farmers have been subjected to an increasing amount of regulatory red tape from the federal government.  The trend has encouraged consolidation and the loss of small farms.  A long-time opponent of red tape, Congressman Jones (NC-3) and twenty-nine of his congressional colleagues are calling for action to address many of the regulatory issues affecting the farming community.  In a letter to the leaders of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources committees sent this week, Jones and his colleagues called for the committees to take steps, including modernizing the Endangered Species Act (ESA), that will help farmers and improve the economy in Eastern North Carolina and rural America.   

“The agricultural community is essential to the well-being and food supply of this great nation,” said Congressman Jones. “Unfortunately, many current federal regulations hinder farmers’ abilities to do their jobs. We must act on reforms that promote thoughtful stewardship of our lands, while protecting the economic prosperity of our farmers. Thank you to my colleagues for joining this effort.”

Congressman Jones is a staunch defender of the agriculture community, and will continue to advocate on the behalf of those who help feed this country.

Attached is the letter from Congressman Jones and his colleagues to the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Natural Resources.  

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415 or