During my time in Congress, I have made the promotion of Idaho agriculture one of my top priorities. As a former member of the House Agriculture Committee, I helped write the 2002 Farm Bill and protect the interests of Idaho’s producers in establishing our nation’s farm policies. As a member of the House Potato Caucus, House Sugar Caucus, and the Congressional Dairy Caucus, I am working with members across the aisle, and across the country, to promote and protect industries vital to our state’s economy and way of life. We depend on agriculture to feed and clothe our nation and to help meet the needs of many around the world. In order to do so, farmers and ranchers are continually working to ensure that their operations are sustainable and efficient. A wide variety of issues, including transportation, trade agreements, taxes, energy, and environmental issues, directly impact the cost of production, and I believe that Congress should carefully consider the impact of legislation on our farmers and ranchers, working to ensure that they have the tools they need to succeed.