Sinema & Arizonans with Family Farm Alliance Discuss Strengthening Arizona’s Family Farms & Water Future

Oct 6, 2023

Senator partnered with the Family Farm Alliance to ensure drought funding in her bipartisan infrastructure law met Arizona’s needs

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with Arizonans with the Family Farm Alliance to discuss issues facing the Colorado River Basin and the upcoming bipartisan Farm Bill. The Family Farm Alliance was a critical partner in the Senator’s negotiations of her bipartisan infrastructure law.

“Partnering with the Family Farm Alliance resulted in real results for Arizona, including historic drought funding in our bipartisan infrastructure law. We’re continuing our work together to strengthen family farms and secure Arizona’s water future,” said Sinema, lead author and negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law.

During the meeting, Sinema spoke about the issues facing the Colorado River Basin and her focus in delivering results for Arizona and the region, such as her work securing more than $12 billion for Western water and drought mitigation. 

Earlier this year, Sinema was honored with the American Farm Bureau’s Golden Plow Award – the highest honor the Bureau awards to sitting Members of Congress – for her work to strengthen Arizona’s water future, address workforce shortages, and create a healthy economy where Arizona family farmers can thrive. 

In response to the worsening drought conditions facing farmers in the American West, Sinema launched a Water Advisory Council at the Hoover Dam last year – an assembly of Arizona water experts and key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds – to develop solutions securing the region’s water future.

Between Sinema’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law and the Inflation Reduction law she shaped, the Senator has secured more than $12 billion in drought relief and Western water funding. Sinema regularly meets with farmers, stakeholders, irrigation groups, tribal leaders, and her Water Advisory Council to ensure the funding is implemented efficiently and effectively.