Promoting Local Agriculture and Rural Development

Kuster Highlights Work to Expand Rural Broadband Access, Questions Experts on Pathways for Improvement During House Agriculture Hearing

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**The full House Agriculture Committee hearing is available HERE** **Rep. Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** **Rep. Kuster is also a member of the House Rural Broadband Task Force** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, participated in a full Committee hearing entitled, “Rural Broadband - Examining Internet Connectivity Needs and ... Read more »

Kuster Visits Apple Hill Farm in Concord, Discusses Legislation to Support NH Farmers

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**Earlier, Kuster visited the Common Man in Concord and highlighted support for the hospitality industry in the American Rescue Plan** Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, visited Apple Hill Farm and heard from the farm owners about the challenges and opportunities posed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kuster also discussed farm labor in New ... Read more »

Delegation announces funding to support outdoor rec, forest economies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Reps. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) and Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) that New Hampshire has been awarded $467,410 from the Northern Border Regional Commission and U.S. Department of Agriculture to support the state’s outdoor recreation and forest econo... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces More Than $467K through NBRC & USDA to Support Granite State Outdoor Recreation & Forest Economies

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire has been awarded $467,410 from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the state’s outdoor recr... Read more »

Kuster Meets Virtually with NBRC and North Country Organizations to Discuss Future Grant Applications

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Hopkinton, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) met virtually with staff from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs (NH BEA), North Country Council, and other North Country-based organizations to discuss what is needed to bolster future NBRC grant applications. Many North Country communities are experiencing significant budget shortfalls, m... Read more »

In Loudon, Kuster Discusses Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Small Farms

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High resolution versions of these photos are available here and here. Loudon, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) visited Sanborn Mills Farm in Loudon to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on New Hampshire’s agricultural community. Kuster met with employees and underscored the importance of including family farms in COVID-19 assistance programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USD... Read more »

Overcoming these challenging times

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Dear Friend, While we work to recover from the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, many aspects of our lives remain beyond our control. Granite Staters face difficult situations and complicated decisions – from school reopenings and working to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to meeting financial obligations and finding reliable child care. These are challenging times, but I co... Read more »

Reps. Kuster, Fudge, Bustos, Pingree Sound the Alarm on USDA Failure to Help Small Farms, Farmers of Color

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– Yesterday, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02), Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) led a group of 19 House Democrats in a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue sounding the alarm on the USDA’s failure to help small farms, farmers of color, beginning, minority and veteran farmers, and others through its implementation o... Read more »

Kuster Leads 19 Bipartisan Members in Calling on Agriculture Department to Support Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

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Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) led a group of 19 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure as much food as possible purchased through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is locally sourced and procured from small and mid-sized producers. Under authority granted to it by Congress in the ... Read more »

Kuster Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster Northern Border Regional Commission

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Concord, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide additional financial flexibility to the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), a rural economic development agency headquartered in Concord. The Northern Border Regional Commission Financial Flexibility Act would waive requirements for NBRC Economic & Infrastructure Development grant recipients – curre... Read more »