McHenry, Foxx, and Myrick Hang NC Farmers Out to Dry

At least they tried to . . .

Republican Congressmen Patrick McHenry, Virginia Foxx, and Sue Myrick refused to sign a letter to help North Carolina farmers get federal disaster assistance, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

A bipartisan coalition of 10 of North Carolina’s 13 congressional members wrote a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, asking for help.

The letter comes as the state’s soybean, peanut, and Irish potato production are down by 31, 21, and 15 percent, respectively, from last year.

"This is not a partisan problem, and both parties’ leaderships need to be aware of the severity of the problem," Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-7th, told the Winston-Salem Journal.

McIntyre spearheaded the effort.

But Republican obstructionists McHenry, Foxx, and Myrick all allowed partisanship to get in the way of helping their constituents.

Foxx refused to speak to the Journal and had a spokesman respond by e-mail.

Their silence is deafening to the numbers of North Carolina farmers who will face hard times this year.

"It’s severe," Blake Brown, a professor of agricultural economics at NC State, told the Winston-Salem Journal. "There are people who have to sell their cattle because they don’t have enough grass or hay to feed them through the winter."

Comments

One of the saddest things I've watched

was seeing my neighbors fields - with watermelons trying to grow, being plowed under. Heart breaking.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

What the heck?? These bozo's can't even ask for a few

million to help their people out ???? But they gladly help BushCo flush a few hundred mil a day down the drain in Iraq???? Their priorities are way, way out of whack.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Drought Relief

Being an Agriculture Teacher and coming from a farming background, I find the lack of support unbelievable and reprehensible. This is another reason I am running against Virginia Foxx in the 5th Congressional District.
www.roycarterforcongress.com

Hi Roy.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll introduce yourself more completely when you have some spare time.

Very glad to see that you're taking on Virginia Foxx.

James

PS If you're going to work the interTubes, you'll need use links like this one: Go Roy!

And unless you object, I'll plan to add your link to my ActBlueNC page. Sound good?

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I'm glad there's someone running against Foxx

It gives me hope that someone will run against Coble.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Go Roy!

That sounds great! Thanks! Roy

You're welcome.

When can we meet Dale Evans?

:)

Just kidding. Good to see you out and about today. Lot's happening.

And please do let us know more about you when you have some time. Thanks!

wow

If this is the condensed story of your life I cant wait for your campaign.

We might have found the next Larry Kissell. Stop by more often please.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Not So Cool Soybeans

I believe Virginia Foxx and company, forget the purpose of the letter was to raise the prioritization of funds to NC Farmers, who grow crops like soybeans. I live a few miles from the Yadkin, and know about the increase of farming of this crop in the Yadkin Valley in the past few years. We’ve had a drought of leadership and integrity in the 5th for some time.