Agriculture is the number one industry in Georgia and contributes nearly $75 billion annually to the state’s economy. From timber to poultry to cotton, Georgia’s Tenth Congressional District is home to a wide range of thriving crops and livestock. Congressman Hice is committed to strengthening our agricultural industries and supports responsible federal policies that give our farmers the tools, the continuity, and the freedom that they need without growing federal bureaucracies in the process.
Georgia’s Tenth District is home to the Athens-based U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, where scientists are conducting cutting-edge research and working to combat devastating diseases like the highly pathogenic avian influenza. Congressman Hice is proud to support research at our Nation’s premier land-grant universities, including the University of Georgia, which directly supports Georgia agriculture.
Additionally, the EPA’s recent Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is a prime example of federal overreach and has the capacity to immensely undermine farmers’ private property rights by expanding the EPA’s regulatory reach. Congressman Hice strongly opposes irresponsible and overly burdensome federal regulations – like the WOTUS rule – that slow economic growth instead of facilitating it.