"Agriculture is Alabama's top industry, but reauthorizing and reforming the Farm Bill affects every American. Our farmers' ability to produce an abundant and affordable food supply is critical to our economic and national security. Like energy policy, agriculture policy directly affects the extent to which this nation depends on foreign countries for the resources we need. Our farmers must have strong, fiscally-sound policy in place to ensure they can always feed America." - Rep. Roby in a June 19, 2013 op-ed on AL.com
“While Congress continues to work on the details of the 2012 Farm Bill, it is my responsibility to bring the voices of the farmers from right here in Alabama to the forefront of the discussion. Throughout the upcoming hearings on Farm Bill legislation, we need to ensure that all of our farming interests are accurately represented.” - Rep. Roby speaking about her Agriculture Advisory Panel, Oct 3, 2011.
“Congresswoman Roby has shown decisive leadership to protect good manufacturing jobs from regulations that even the EPA itself has admitted need to be changed. By sponsoring legislation to stay and improve these costly rules, Rep. Roby is helping to prevent severe hardship and tens of thousands of job losses in the forest product sector alone.” - Donna Harman, President and CEO of AF&PA, commending Rep. Roby on her action to protect forest industry jobs.
“We in Congress are very frustrated with this agency (Environmental Protection Agency) and others that are overreaching their authority. Every committee is intent on hearing from these agencies and reviewing how they are overburdening our farmers and small businesses. Those agencies are preventing job creation in the United States of America. We know that you (farmers) help create jobs. The government doesn’t create jobs, and we won’t allow this kind of activity to go unchecked.” - Rep. Roby, Al.com, March 16, 2011.