WASHINGTON – As part of her efforts to help build a stronger, healthier New Hampshire, Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to approve the bipartisan Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The bipartisan bill provides critical support to New Hampshire’s agricultural industry over the next five years, including dairy farmers; while also investing in rural communities in the Granite State, helping to combat the devastating opioid crisis, supporting innovative small businesses, and working to ensure that no Granite Stater goes hungry.
“Agriculture has been central to our economy and culture since New Hampshire’s founding, and ensuring that our farmers have the support they need to thrive is critical to the strength of the industry and our entire state,” Senator Hassan said. “I am proud to vote for this bipartisan bill that makes important investments in our agricultural industry, while also supporting critical priorities for New Hampshire, including combating the opioid crisis through expanded telemedicine, improving access to rural broadband, and investing in rural infrastructure to ensure that all Granite Staters have access to safe drinking water.”
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See below for critical New Hampshire priorities included in the bipartisan Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: