From tomatoes in the east to cotton in the west, Tennessee has a rich and diverse agricultural industry that is vital to our state’s economy. I’ll continue to work to protect our farmers from harmful regulations that impact their land use and water rights as well as their bottom line. Farmers are the best stewards of their land and should be the ones to determine how they farm it - not bureaucrats in Washington.

Blackburn, Perdue, Hyde-Smith Introduce Bill to Remove Regulatory Hurdles Burdening Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) introduced S. 2430, the Paving the Way for Rural Communities Act of 2019 to remove outdated, burdensome regulatory hurdles from rural areas. This will increase rural communities’ access to better economic opportunities and infrastructure projects.

“Tennessee’s rural communities are the heart of our state’s agriculture businesses. We should not have laws in place that hinder, rather than...