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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Subcommittee Examines Labor Department's Overzealous Use of 'Hot Goods' Provision Against Farmers

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

Rep. Austin Scott, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to review the impact of enforcement activities by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on specialty crop growers. Specifically, Subcommittee Members addressed growing concerns that DOL is using the "Hot Goods" provision under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) in an arbitrary manner against producers of perishable agricultural commodities without regard for the inevitable destruction of the product and significant economic hardship inflicted on farmers and their employees.

Subcommittee Examines Ways to Expand Rural America's Access to Broadband

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

Rep. Rick Crawford, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit, held a public hearing to examine ways to improve and expand broadband in rural areas and how to better coordinate future investments between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Subcommittee Examines Food Stamp Program

Jul 24, 2014 Press Release

Rep. Steve King, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition, held a public hearing to examine the role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in relation to other federal assistance programs.

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.

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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.