Lucas: Agricultural Act of 2014 Marks a New Era for Farm & Food Policy

Chairman Lucas issues a statement following the enactment of a new farm bill.
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Lucas Praises House Passage of Farm Bill Conference Report

House passes the Agricultural Act of 2014 by a vote of 251-166.
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Chairman Lucas Presides Over Farm Bill Conference Committee Meeting

Conferees deliver opening remarks at the first farm bill conference committee meeting.
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Farm Bill Process Moves Forward With House Conferee Appointments

Chairman Lucas issued a statement after House Speaker John Boehner named the Republican members who will serve on the House-Senate Conference Committee.
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Ag Committee Begins Hearing Process in Advance of CFTC Reauthorization

The House Agriculture Committee began a series of hearings in advance of writing legislation to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
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House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill With Significant Savings & Reforms

House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, by a large, bipartisan vote of 36-10.
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Members Request Ag Department Report on Cost & Feasibility of Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Measures

Jul 22, 2014 Press Release

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (OK-03), House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), and 12 Members of Congress recently sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking for a copy of a report, as required by law, on the cost and effectiveness of the Department’s conservation measures for the lesser prairie chicken.

Ag Panel Examines USDA's Efforts Implementing Reforms in the Agricultural Act of 2014

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, held a hearing to examine the efforts of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as it implements the new commodity and crop insurance titles of the Agricultural Act of 2014, otherwise known as the farm bill.

Subcommittee Highlights the Benefits of Biotechnology

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release

The Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture held a public hearing to consider the benefits of biotechnology. Witnesses emphasized the importance of biotechnology for agricultural, industrial, and medical uses.

Subcommittee Examines Credit Availability for Agricultural Producers

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Today, Rep. Eric A "Rick" Crawford, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit held a public hearing to review credit availability in rural America.

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The Farm Bill ensures that farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to produce an affordable and stable food and fiber supply.

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The Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act ensures that the federal agency tasked with regulating the multi-trillion dollar derivatives market is working in the most efficient and effective way. It cements into law key protections for futures customers and mitigates the regulatory load on America's job creators.

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The Ag Minute

Aug 01, 2013

This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Austin Scott discusses, H.R.935, one of the many regulatory relief measures included in H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.

Jul 25, 2013

This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Stephen Fincher discusses one of the many regulatory relief measures included in H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.

Jul 19, 2013

This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Rick Crawford discusses one of the many regulatory relief measures included in H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.