House Agriculture Committee

4-H delegates bring fresh ag perspective to the House

· April 11, 2018

Fifteen 4-H students from across the country had the opportunity Tuesday to brief the House Agriculture Committees’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research on “The Importance of Agriculture in the United States.” “I don’t know if there is anything better than seeing young people interested and passionate about the future of our agriculture industry. The […]

House Agriculture Committee cuts red tape with 5 new bills

· October 4, 2017

Sometimes it just takes a little common sense. The House Agriculture Committee has approved five bipartisan measures designed to cut red tape and improve efficiency of forest and land management and diversify input on commodity standards. “Maintaining our federal forests can be hard enough without the bureaucratic red tape of Washington getting in the way. […]

Wheat industry weighs in on food aid at farm bill hearing

· June 8, 2017

On Wednesday, the House Agriculture Committee heard from agriculture, maritime, and manufacturing stakeholders voicing their concerns over the next farm bill and the future of international food aid and agricultural development. On behalf of the wheat industry, Mr. Ron Suppes, a wheat grower from Dighton, Kansas, testified on food aid and a recent trip to […]

House Chairmen intercede for California farmer fined $2.8M

· May 30, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) are calling for a review of  a California court case involving a farmer who failed to get a permit to plow his land and now faces a $2.8 million fine under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Conaway and Goodlatte […]

Perdue, Lighthizer talk trade with House Ag

· May 25, 2017

On Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer along with other members of the committee in an executive roundtable on U.S. agricultural trade policy. Here’s what they had to say: “We appreciated […]

Conaway: Senators don’t play games with cotton, dairy farmers

· May 2, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) has spoken out against the inability of Congress to get critical help for cotton and dairy farmers from the omnibus appropriations bill. “It is no secret that times are extremely difficult in farm and ranch country right now, with net farm income down 50 percent from where […]

FSA Guaranteed Loans need to keep up with ag costs

· April 5, 2017

Several members of the financial sector gave their perspective on current credit conditions, as well as how credit programs impact credit availability for farmers, ranchers, and forest owners in a hearing with the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Tuesday. The hearing was held to evaluate the effectiveness of farm bill […]

Commodity groups: 2018 Farm Bill needs strong safety net

· March 28, 2017

Corn, soybean, wheat, barley, and sorghum growers voiced their concerns today in D.C. on both commodity policy and crop insurance. The House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management hosted several agricultural groups to testify in preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill. National Corn Growers Association President Wesley Spurlock said the Agriculture […]

House Ag hears livestock groups’ top Farm Bill priorities

· March 22, 2017

Four major livestock producer groups had the opportunity Tuesday to detail their top industry issues as well as their priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill with the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, […]

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