As member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Congresswoman Hayes has pushed to ensure Connecticut’s dairies, greenhouses, and family farms have equitable access to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and funding. She introduced the Helping America’s Farmers Act, which would provide economic relief to farmers in times of crisis directly from USDA. She has staunchly supported the inclusion of key USDA conservation programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Conservation Stewardship Program, and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, in Build Back Better and the upcoming Farm Bill. She is a key voice on a committee that disproportionately represents large corporate farms.
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|8/22/23||Hayes Introduces Legislation to Improve Conservation Financial Assistance for Small Farmers|
|8/1/23||Hayes Joins Agriculture Committee Chairman Thompson for Connecticut Farm Bill Listening Session|
|6/13/23||Hayes Leads Nutrition Round Table with Connecticut FoodShare and End Hunger Connecticut! on Protecting and Expanding SNAP in 2023 Farm Bill|
|4/19/23||Ranking Member Hayes Urges Chairman of Nutrition, Foreign, Agriculture, and Horticulture to Hold Farm Bill Hearings|
|3/24/23||Hayes Leads USDA Inquiry Into Cuts To SNAP Benefits|
|3/14/23||Hayes Leads House Agriculture Democrats in Letter To Budget Committee Emphasizing The Importance Of SNAP|
|12/29/22||Hayes Secures $23 Million for the Fifth and Historical Housatonic River Wild and Scenic Designation|