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Walberg Invites Hillsdale County Farmer to Attend State of the Union

February 3, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today announced that Hillsdale County farmer Jennifer Lewis will be accompanying him at President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Jennifer is a third-generation dairy farmer in Jonesville who has spent time advocating for new trade deals like the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to help level the playing field for Michigan farmers. She also serves as the District 2 director on the Michigan Farm Bureau board of directors, representing members in Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee counties.

“I am honored to have Jennifer Lewis as my guest and highlight the invaluable role agriculture plays in feeding our families and sustaining our economy,” said Congressman Walberg. “Just last week, we saw President Trump sign the USMCA which will provide a big boost to Michigan farmers, including greatly expanding dairy market access in Canada. After months of advocating for the USMCA, I am pleased this long-awaited trade agreement is finally law of the land and our farmers can start to reap the benefits.”

“My family and I are grateful for Congressman Walberg’s willingness to listen and fight for Michigan farmers. Under the USMCA, farmers across Michigan will have more promising market opportunities and the confidence needed to succeed in the agriculture industry,” said Jennifer Lewis. “I am thrilled to attend the State of the Union, and I look forward to President Trump discussing the USMCA and his work on behalf of rural communities.”