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

March 15, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
On Thursday, March 14, our country celebrated National Agriculture Day.
February 22, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
During the recent week-long February district work period, I had the opportunity to travel around Alabama’s Second District to spend time on the ground meeting with constituents and local leaders, visiting schools and businesses, and ultimately listening to the views and concerns of the people I represent.
January 4, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
2018 was a fantastic year in many ways for our district, state, and country.
December 14, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I was proud to support it on behalf of our Second District farmers.
December 12, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today applauded House passage of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill.
November 16, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
While we have a lot to be thankful for in our state and country right now, there are also people in our district and throughout the Southeast who are in the midst of a very challenging recovery period in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
November 16, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today visited the McAllister family farm with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan to assess Hurricane Michael damage and discuss recovery efforts with local farmers in Alabama’s Second District.
November 16, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
On Thursday, Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep Martha Roby took to the House floor to discuss the devastation to the counties in Alabama’s Second District that were impacted by the storm.
November 16, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
Farmers are still struggling and that's why U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, and Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan came down to assess Hurricane Michael damages and discuss the road to recovery with local farmers.
November 16, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated five Alabama counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas. The primary counties include: Barbour, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike Counties.