Congressman Terry Everett of Alabama is retiring after 16 years representing the interests of peanut producers and other southeastern farmers in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman Everett is pictured here with Randy Griggs of the Alabama Peanut Producers after he was recognized by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation for his many years of service to the industry, especially as a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Everett a member of the Subcommittee on Specialty Crops, Rural Development and Foreign Agriculture programs, and a member of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research. He also serves as a co-chair of the House Congressional Peanut Caucus.
I did a quick interview with Congressman Everett about the Farm Bill and the importance of water issues facing the southeast. He calls the Farm Bill “the best bill we could get under the circumstances” and he notes that agriculture still faces major challenges from critics and energy costs. “One thing Congress should do is get away from this partisan bickering and do something about energy costs because they’re not doing it at this moment,” Everett says.
Listen to Congressman Everett here:
Congressman Terry Everett (2:00 min MP3)