Agriculture, Climate, and Public Lands

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and Chair of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America, I'm focused on giving rural Arizonans and our ag producers a voice in Washington. Read more about my work below.

More on Agriculture, Climate, and Public Lands

April 5, 2018 In The News

The 77,000 agricultural workers living in Arizona may soon have an outlet for the stress that comes with their occupation. 

On March 13, Minnesota Representative Tom Emmer introduced the Stemming the Tide of Rural Economic Stress and Suicide (STRESS) Act to Congress. The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Arizona representative Tom O’Halleran, proposes programs like hotlines and counseling for struggling farmers who see suicide as their only option. 

March 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as communities across the country celebrate America’s farmers during National Ag Day, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Chair of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America and member of the House Agriculture Committee, expressed his disappointment in Congressional leaders’ failure to work together on a bipartisan Farm Bill that supports rural communities and families.

March 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to turn the tide on the unacceptably high rates of suicide among farmers, Reps. Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Rick Nolan (D-MN), David Young (R-IA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), John Katko (R-NY), John Faso (R-NY) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Stemming the Tide of Rural Economic Stress and Suicide (STRESS) Act (H.R.

February 28, 2018 Contributed Columns

Since 1933, Congress has passed a bipartisan farm bill that supports America’s agriculture producers every five years. With the next farm bill due before the end of September, I invited my colleague, Congressman Collin Peterson, of Minnesota, to join me for two listening sessions in Casa Grande and Tucson earlier this month.

Rep. Peterson is the ranking member and former chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and he is a fierce advocate for America’s agriculture producers.

June 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressmen Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) introduced H.R. 2822, the Equip Ag Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation creates a joint farm equipment sharing pilot program between the Department of Defense (DOD) and new and beginning farmers with guidance from the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

February 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced his committee assignments for the 115th Congress. O’Halleran will serve on two committees: the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Armed Services Committee.

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