Agriculture

Agriculture is the number one industry in Pennsylvania and is the lifeblood of central and northeastern Pennsylvania. With farmers facing seasonal and trade issues, the agriculture industry needs a strong voice in Congress. With the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Pennsylvania farmers stand to benefit significantly by increased agriculture exports. Ongoing trade negotiations between the administration and other countries are also geared toward ensuring our agriculture industry becomes strengthened. In addition, I am proud to co-sponsor legislation like the Diary Pride Act and the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act, which ensure dairy farmers are protected by truth-in-advertising and school students get the healthy and nutritious milk they need.

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October 8, 2019 In The News

Congressman Fred Keller (R-Pa. 12) believes there’s a lack of transparency in the current impeachment inquiry being carried out surrounding President Donald Trump’s contact with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and allegations Trump had aid to the nation withheld while asking the Ukrainians to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings in the country.

Keller was the guest speaker during Monday’s Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meeting. He commented briefly on the impeachment inquiry during his remarks.

October 8, 2019 In The News

LEWISBURG — A large audience of more than 120 area residents filled the Col. John Kelly room on Monday night at the Country Cupboard to hear U.S. Congressman Fred Keller speak on a wide variety of subjects, such as Syria, healthcare, climate change and gun control.

Keller, who represents Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District, was the guest speaker at the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives monthly meeting.

October 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The United States Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced three separate grants from the department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to Pennsylvania State University totaling $1,343,605 as part of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG).

 

The specific grants are as follows:

September 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) spoke on the House Floor Thursday on the need to pass a number of bills aimed at helping to improve the dairy industry since House Democrats have obstructed the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) from being implemented.

 

September 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – On Wednesday, Congressman Fred Keller  went to the House Floor as part of a special order of business organized by Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kans.) to call on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats to bring up the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for a vote so it can be approved by Congress.

 

September 10, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller (R-12) is back in Washington, D.C. after an end of summer district work session filled with getting to know his new constituents even better, whether it was with a stop at a small-town fair or meeting with local industry leaders in the fields of energy, health care and those looking to bring broadband through the rural areas.

Speaking with The Review before work began to kick off the new legislative session Monday evening, Keller stressed that his focus will be on the country’s families and workers — in line with President Donald Trump.

 

September 6, 2019 In The News

MILL HALL — United States Rep. Fred Keller (R-Kreamer) touched on a myriad of topics at Thursday’s Eggs and Issues, which was held at Hayood’s On the Green at the Clinton County Country Club.

Keller, who was elected in May to the House’s 12th District seat vacated by Tom Marino, talked about local issues such as the Interstate 99 corridor and national issues such as trade with China. Following his prepared speech, Keller took questions from those in the audience on a wide variety of topics.

September 6, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Fred Keller rounded out the summer district work period by focusing on energy and workforce development: issues repeatedly noted by constituents as areas of focus, among others, they would like Congressman Keller to prioritize when in Congress.

 

On Wednesday, Congressman Keller was the keynote speaker at a “Think About Energy” event in Lewisburg put on by Cabot Oil & Gas and hosted by the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce.

 

September 6, 2019 Press Release

In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) made front page news in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette Thursday following a sit-down interview with the newspaper’s editorial board that focused on his work travelling to all 15 counties in the district multiple times and what he plans on taking back to Washington from the district work period.

 

Here are some highlights from the article:

 

September 5, 2019 In The News

With Congress in the midst of its annual late-summer recess, U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, said he’s using the time to further learn the concerns and needs of the 12th House District.

“It is a work month,” Keller said during a stop Tuesday at the Sun-Gazette.

Keller, elected in May to the House seat vacated by Tom Marino, is visiting communities, businesses and organizations in the region.

It’s all part of the process, he said, of helping to craft legislation back in Washington.

“We’ve made it our mission to be made available,” he said.