The United States is fortunate to be one of the only countries in the world with an agricultural industry capable of meeting the monumental challenge of feeding not only itself, but also its friends and neighbors around the world.
In recent years, the world has become an increasingly unstable place, whether due to conflict in the Middle East or provocations by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. In order to maintain peace and security for the American people in this environment, we must ensure that the United States military remains the best trained and most well-equipped fighting force in the world.
If you’ve spent much time driving through Middle Georgia, you’ve seen “EDIMGIAFAD” painted across everything from water towers to billboards. “Every day in Middle Georgia is Armed Forces Appreciation Day.”
As the only Republican from Georgia on the House Armed Services Committee, I take my responsibility as Georgia’s primary voice on military issues very seriously. In recent years, the world has become an increasingly unstable place, whether due to conflict in the Middle East or provocations by Russia, China and North Korea.
For decades, Robins Air Force Base has been a critical part of the Middle Georgia community and our state’s military family. We were recently honored to host a large delegation from the base and surrounding community at the U.S. Capitol for the first annual Robins Air Force Base Congressional Breakfast.
For those in agriculture, harvest season is a busy time. Farmers nurture their fields all year, which leads to feeding our families and much of the world. Most growers involved in horticulture production know that their long hours are matched by the non-stop effort of bees, which remain a critical component of our nation's food supply. The harvest of fruits, nuts, vegetables, ornamentals, an