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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Ag Committee Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize and Improve the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Apr 9, 2014 Press Release

The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act, by voice vote.

Opening Statement of Chairman Frank D. Lucas: Business Meeting to consider Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act

Apr 8, 2014 Statements

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act

Apr 7, 2014 Press Release

Reps. Frank Lucas, Collin Peterson, K. Michael Conaway, and David Scott introduced H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act. This legislation is a bipartisan effort to reauthorize and improve the operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as address concerns relating to protecting customers from another market failure such as MF Global and Peregrine Financial.

House Panel Questions Ag Chief on Farm Bill Implementation, Regulations & Health of Rural Economy

Apr 3, 2014 Press Release

Chairman Frank Lucas today held a hearing with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to review the state of the rural economy. With the recent enactment of the Agricultural Act of 2014, progress on implementing the law was the primary topic of discussion.

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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.