Agriculture

New Jersey farms produce some of the finest fruits and vegetables in the nation. Bringing New Jersey produce to our homes is healthy for our bodies, better for our environment and great for our economy. I want more people to understand why we’re known as the Garden State in the first place.

Bob’s Focus

  • Supporting New Jersey farmers and the sale of healthy, fresh, locally-grown foods
  • Ensuring specialty crop growers remain eligible for federal assistance
  • Fighting against cuts to vital nutrition assistance for millions of low-income families
  • Promoting healthy, local, and sustainable food options for our children at school

Bob’s Accomplishments

Promoting Garden State crops

Bob has been fighting for New Jersey farmers, securing funding for initiatives such as Jersey Fresh, the New Jersey Farm Bureau, and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, programs that support our farmers and our agriculture industry.

Providing healthy foods for healthy growth

Bob has been supporting programs that provide children with nutritional and healthy meals in schools so they can develop healthy bodies and healthy minds.

Helping rural communities

Bob worked to make sure New Jersey’s rural communities can continue to take advantage of USDA’s rural development programs as part of the 2014 Farm Bill.

Feeding hungry families

Bob opposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in the 2014 Farm Bill.

Advocating for efficiency in farming

Bob has been supporting the Resource Conservation and Development Program, which conducts farm energy audits, helps farmers use energy more efficiently and offers technical assistance to farmers and foresters so they could promote sustainable energy sources.

Battling invasive species

Bob worked to secure research funding to contain threats of invasive species in New Jersey, including ways to contain stinkbugs. Bob understands invasive species pose serious dangers to family farms and our nation’s food supply.