Congressman Fred Upton has received an award from the Michigan Farm Bureau. It’s recognized him as a “Friend of Farm Bureau” for his efforts in Congress to support southwest Michigan farmers, growers, and producers. Upton tells WSJM News a lot of what he works on is ag related.
“We have a lot of ag issues throughout the course of the year,” Upton said. “From the USMCA, which is the update on NAFTA, immigration reform relating to ag employment, and lots of work on making sure our schools get fresh produce.”
The Farm Bureau says Upton has worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to push for specialty crops and more flexibility for producers. He also advocated for more PPE for farm workers, and helped get some disaster support. Upton says moving forward, he’s going to work on legislation to help farms get the migrant workers they need.