Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Agriculture

Agriculture represents the second-largest industry in Florida.  For a state as large and dynamic as ours, this means agriculture impacts a lot of people--and a lot of jobs.

As one of three Floridians on the House Committee on Agriculture, I am committed to putting my 30 years of experience working directly with farmers and ranchers as a large-animal veterinarian to work for you.

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Oct 11, 2019 In The News

I have worked in agriculture for over thirty years. At the age of fifteen, I worked loading produce during the harvest season at the Pompano farmers market in South Florida. I went on to veterinary school and after graduation, I worked as a large animal vet in North Central Florida for 30 years. For the last six and a half years, I have served on the House Agriculture Committee, proudly representing Florida’s Third Congressional District.

Sep 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), member of the House Agriculture and Foreign Affairs Committees gave the following statement after President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a trade deal increasing market access for U.S. agricultural producers in Japan:

“Today’s announcement of the bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan is welcome news for Florida’s agriculture community. Both countries will benefit from a reduction in tariffs and an increase in market access.

Sep 24, 2019 In The News

I have worked in agriculture for over 30 years. At the age of 15, I worked loading produce during the harvest season at the Pompano farmers market in South Florida. I went on to veterinary school and after graduation, I worked as a large animal veterinarian in north central Florida for 30 years.

Sep 23, 2019 In The News

Can Congress really take up immigration legislation so close to an election year? It seems doubtful, but if it is possible it may be that a targeted approach to H-2A reform would be the vehicle. 

Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., spoke on the floor of Congress Sept. 19 about the need to reform the H-2A program. Here are his remarks about his proposed H-2A legislation :

Sep 23, 2019 In The News

I have worked in agriculture for over 30 years. At the age of 15, I worked loading produce during the harvest season at the Pompano farmers market in South Florida. I went on to veterinary school and after graduation, I worked as a large animal veterinarian in north central Florida for 30 years.

Sep 11, 2019 In The News

As labor continues to be a top-priority issue for producers nation-wide, Congressman Ted Yoho is aiming to lessen worries of a labor shortage by introducing a new ag guest worker bill. He discussed this new bill in a recent exclusive interview with AgNet Media’s Abbey Taylor.

According to Yoho, the bill shies away from immigration and focuses solely on ensuring a steady workforce for agricultural producers. He also stresses that this bill does not replace the H-2A program but complements it instead.

Aug 27, 2019 In The News

The United States’ economy is booming and unemployment is at a record low.

Despite our strong economy, one of the top concerns for our nation’s farmers and ranchers is the availability of a steady, reliable workforce.

I plan to introduce a common-sense agriculture guest worker bill that offers a solution.

Aug 21, 2019 Press Release

 

 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) applauds today’s announcement that the U.S. Commerce Department reached a new suspension agreement with Mexican tomato growers. This announcement pauses an antidumping investigation and stops tariffs on U.S. imports of tomatoes from Mexico. The agreement calls for quality inspections of over 90 percent of trucks carrying Mexican tomatoes into the U.S.

Aug 18, 2019 In The News

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A key deadline is set to lapse Monday that could lead to permanent U.S. tariffs on Mexican tomato imports, with costs potentially hitting American consumers when the weather turns cold later this year.

Jul 23, 2019 Page

A Common-Sense Ag Guest Worker Proposal