WASHINGTON, D.C. – Indiana 4th District Congressman Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) released a statement Thursday after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) denied agriculture groups’ petition for exemption.
“For the last two years, our farmers and ranchers have endured supply-chain disruptions and soaring inflation rates driving up costs,… Read more »
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WFLI) — Although more than 30 House races are still undecided, Indiana Congressman Jim Baird says he believes Republicans will control the chamber for the first time since he's been there.
Baird is on the House Agriculture Committee, and says one of his priorities is renewal of the Farm Bill next year.
"The Farm Bill comes up at the end of 2023," Said Baird. "I… Read more »
Incumbent Republican Congressman Jim Baird defeated Democratic challenger Roger Day in the race for Indiana’s U.S. House 4th Congressional District Tuesday.
The Associated Press called the race with 43% of precincts reporting - Baird landed 66% of the vote, while Day took just 33%. Baird was first elected in 2018.
In a statement, Indiana Republican Party Chair Kyle Hupfer… Read more »
The last two years have created unprecedented and undeniable challenges for our nation’s producers and the farm economy. Supply chain disruptions driven by COVID-19 repercussions and worsened by the war in Ukraine have created the perfect storm of record-high input prices, challenging this vital industry’s ability to maintain its reliable, safe, and affordable food supply on which this… Read more »
For nearly two years, America’s producers have struggled to navigate rising input costs and a woefully unreliable stream of workers which has pushed the agricultural industry to a breaking point. As family farmers ourselves, we know firsthand that farmers in Indiana and nationwide are in trouble and recognize the pressure points that must immediately be alleviated to help this industry… Read more »
Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., and two of her staffers were killed in a car crash on Wednesday, authorities said. Walorski was 58.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy first confirmed Walorski’s death in a tweet earlier Wednesday.
McCarthy said that Walorski’s husband, Dean Swihart, was informed of her death by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday… Read more »
Near the end of a subcommittee hearing on hemp Thursday, Rep. Jim Baird, R-IN., the ranking member on the House Agriculture Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research Subcommittee, said “We’ve heard a lot of great recommendations for the 2023 farm bill here, and one that I’d like to add is that the FDA hasn’t really had any kind of regulatory framework for hemp-derived CBD, so I would… Read more »
A treasure chest of valuable metals that sits underneath every car has sparked a rash of thefts. Now legislators in Washington and statehouses are fighting back.
Thefts of catalytic converters — an antipollution car part laden with platinum, palladium and rhodium — have exploded since the pandemic began, fueled by a surge in the value of those metals. Thieves made off with… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Baird and Whip Scalise co-authored an op-ed for The Hill:
On Memorial Day, we honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. From the Revolutionary War all the way to the War on Terror, we remember those who died to preserve our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Congress… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — U.S. Rep. Jim Baird introduced a bill in congress Thursday that aims to reduce catalytic converter thefts by helping police identify stolen parts.
Baird, who represents western Indiana's 4th District, said the Preventing Auto Recycling Thefts (PART) Act would require new vehicles to have a VIN number stamped onto the converter and create a grant program for… Read more »