The Farm Bill ensures that farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to produce an affordable and stable food and fiber supply.
Members Request Ag Department Report on Cost & Feasibility of Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Measures
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.
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.
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.
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.