The agriculture industry is the lifeblood of our economy and the breadbasket of our Nation. Oklahoma’s 3rd Congressional District is home to more than 19 million acres of farmland, and produces some of the most wheat and livestock in the country. Helping write the 2002, 2008, 2014, and 2018 Farm Bills and as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, I have long been a champion of providing tax relief and less government regulation, promoting fair trade in agriculture, and ensuring the successes of voluntary agriculture conservation programs. I also advocated for renewable energy provisions to be included in the 2008 Farm Bill which would allow rural areas to play a larger role in making the U.S. less dependent on foreign sources of energy. There are no better stewards of the land than those whose livelihood depends on the land, which is why I will continue to be a strong voice for production agriculture and work to ensure that farmers have the necessary resources to not survive, but to thrive.