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.

More on Agriculture

Dec 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement after voting no on H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.

“I worked in the Ag community for over 30 years, and while this bill aims to address the labor shortage in U.S. agriculture, the bill falls short. Unfortunately, it appears that the primary objective of this bill is to provide amnesty for individuals who came to this country and are living here illegally.

Dec 4, 2019 In The News

#1 President Donald Trump Monday announced new tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, citing harm to U.S. farmers. Trump says the tariffs on steel from Brazil and Argentina are in response to the “devaluation of their currencies.” Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn, President Trump stated, “Our steel companies will be very happy, and our farmers will be very happy.”

Dec 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), member of the House Agriculture Committee released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized a rule that supports the Administration’s commitment to promoting employment by applying common-sense standards to policies affecting non-disabled adults without dependents (ABAWDs) receiving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) benefits. 

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Reps, Ted. S Yoho (FL-03) and Darren Soto (FL-09) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the U.S. Department of Agriculture increase funding for orange juice purchase in Florida to $90 million, doubling the initial allocation from this past summer. 

 

Nov 20, 2019 In The News

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act has the support of hundreds of agriculture groups but many, like the American Farm Bureau, say they'd like to see certain provisions changed.

Some of those issues may be addressed with a different piece of legislation. RFD-TV'S Corryn La Rue reports from Washington.

 

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.