Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Agriculture

I am honored to serve a district in which agriculture is the largest employer -- responsible for more than 93,000 jobs and $11 billion in economic impact.

When it comes to farm policy, legislation does not just affect the farmer who puts the seed in the ground. We are affecting the ones who sell the seed, who build the equipment to cultivate and harvest the crop, and those who help process the goods to their final products. That farming dollar turns over many times, and there is an entire agriculture supply chain that is affected by farm policies set by Congress. When Washington politicians mess around with farm policy, they are messing around with the livelihoods of the people I represent.

In Congress, I am proud to be a strong voice for farmers and to represent their concerns. Our goal is to create a fiscally responsible framework of laws and programs that promote sustainable and profitable agriculture in Alabama while recognizing our current budget limitations.

More on Agriculture

January 5, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Despite what you may see when you turn on cable news, there is a lot for us to be proud of in our country right now. We’ve seen tremendous economic growth and our tax reform overhaul brought some great news to families around the country this holiday season.
October 20, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
While we cannot control what happens on the other side of the Capitol, the House will remain focused on keeping our promises.
August 18, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The Congressional calendar offers time in August for representatives and senators to spend more time home in our states and districts visiting with those we represent.
March 30, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I am optimistic that Congress and Gov. Perdue can work together to deliver policies that help Alabama’s farmers do what they do best – produce the food and fiber that our country depends on.
January 20, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
President Donald Trump continued to fill out key administration posts over the last week, including two positions that will have a significant impact on our district and state: Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
January 19, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) applauded President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the next Secretary of Agriculture.
November 16, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
It has now been just a week since the 2016 election, which will certainly go down as one of the most consequential in modern American history. In the early morning hours when the race was finally called, I offered my sincere congratulations to President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, and expressed how eager I was to get to work putting our country back on track.
November 4, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Farmers take great financial risk every time they put a crop in the field. Their ability to be successful is critical, not just for their own livelihoods, but for the benefit of our state and country.
February 5, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I consider it an honor to serve a district in which agriculture is the largest employer, accounting for more than 93,000 jobs and an $11 billion economic impact.
November 6, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As the Representative for Alabama’s Second Congressional District, I believe my first job is to listen to those I represent and work on their behalf in Congress. That’s why before each vote I take, I first ask, “How are the people I represent affected?” And for me, the district’s and Alabama’s interests will always come first. The 2015 budget deal did not put Alabama’s interests first, in a number of ways, and that’s why I voted no. There were several reasons I could not support this deal that was passed by the House and Senate. To name a few, the top-down process by which the bill was conceived was all wrong, and I believe we could have charted a much stronger fiscal course.