WASHINGTON - America’s rice farmers can celebrate today after Iraq agreed to purchase a whopping 90,000 metric tons – or 200 million pounds – of rice from the United States, thanks in part to lobbying from Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and other members of Congress.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue requesting that the USDA provide assistance to soybean farmers in finding places to store the current soybean harvest until it can be brought to market.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that the University of Louisiana at Monroe will receive a grant of about $123,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to help student-parents reach their goal of earning a college degree.
WASHINGTON - Congressmen Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, and Brian Babin, R-Texas, have created a bipartisan I-14 Caucus with the goal of expanding Interstate 14 through Central Louisiana
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement after the House broke for a recess before the House and Senate agreed on renewing the Farm Bill.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted in favor of HR 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act, also known as Tax Cuts 2.0.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement about his vote against the spending bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the life and service of Ruston resident Adolf "Wes" Wesselhoeft.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today celebrated news that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has canceled a contract that allowed a company to use federal funds to buy and sell human fetal tissue.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today announced that the University of Louisiana at Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.
The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.
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House Agriculture Committee ranking member Michael Conaway, R-Texas, today announced the names of the Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee for the 116th Congress.
The new House Agriculture Committee members are: Rep. Jim Hagedorn, Minnesota District 1; Rep. Dusty Johnson, South Dakota At Large; Rep. Jim Baird, Indiana District 4
The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm organization with nearly 140,000 member families across the state. It's a grassroots organization, which serves as the voice of Louisiana Agriculture. We are fortunate to have strong, involved voices in Washington, D.C. working for Louisiana's farmers and ranchers in our congressional delegation.
“Louisiana Loves Life” and thousands of Louisianans will show their love for life at five pro-life marches scheduled throughout the state in the coming weeks.
For two days, more than 200 Republicans from across the South have gathered in Kenner to hear from conservative officials and pundits and share ideas for promoting GOP causes in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and this year’s state-wide elections in Louisiana.
As federal employees brace themselves for their second missed paycheck should the government not reopen in time to make payroll by Tuesday, some members of Congress have decided to join them in a show of solidarity and refuse their paychecks.
The partial government shutdown is now affecting those who put food on the table for millions of families. On Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham announced some Louisiana farmers are having trouble getting their migrant workers back into the country.
President Donald Trump’s main stage address to the American Farm Bureau Federation here this week focused on his border wall and trade, but he often veered from the beaten path during an hour-long speech.
Following are some of best outtakes from the president’s Louisiana visit:
Last year, when state lawmakers wasted hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on pointless special sessions to discuss budget issues they could have resolved much earlier, we suggested that they shouldn’t collect their paychecks for the special sessions because they bungled their duties.
President Trump told American farmers here Monday he will boost their profits with new trade deals and make it easier for them to secure migrant labor while giving "Who Dat Nation" a shout-out for the Saints playoff win Sunday.
When tragedy strikes, it is okay to question God, to ask “Why,” a large crowd who gathered to mourn a recent tragedy was told this past Monday.
Rev. Anthony Mangun, pastor of the Pentecostals of Alexandria, said even Christ asked “Why” when he was dying on the cross.
I stand with President Trump and support his temporary travel ban. We must do all we can to keep Americans safe from the threats of radical Islamic terror.
Dr. Abraham joined Pilots for Patients to fly flood relief supplies to victims in South Louisiana on Friday, Aug. 19.
Congressman Abraham leads the effort in the House to recognize WWII hero Father Joseph Lafleur with the Distinguished Service Cross.