112th Press Releases

Jul 6, 2012
112th Congress

Energy and Commerce and Ag Committee Leaders Seek Answers from Obama EPA on Availability of Crop Fumigant for American Farmers

The members are seeking answers about what steps EPA is taking to ensure the availability of sufficient amounts of methyl bromide that continue to be needed by the American agricultural sector.

Jul 5, 2012
112th Congress

Lucas & Peterson Release House Farm Bill

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota released a discussion draft of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) today.

Jun 27, 2012
112th Congress

Ag Committee's Efforts for Production Ag and Rural America Highlighted During Business Meeting

The House Agriculture Committee approved its activity report for the third quarter of the 112th Congress as required by House Rule XI, clause d(1).

Jun 21, 2012
112th Congress

Lucas Statement on the Passage of S. 3240

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed S. 3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act.

May 18, 2012
112th Congress

Subcommittee Completes DC Farm Bill Hearing Series with Focus on Energy & Forestry Programs

The Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, wrapped up the third and final hearing series on agricultural programs in advance of writing the next Farm Bill. This hearing focused on energy and forestry programs.

May 17, 2012
112th Congress

Ag Subcommittee Hearing Highlights the Importance of a Fair & Effective Safety Net

The Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, held a two-day hearing that began on Wednesday focusing on commodity programs and crop insurance in advance of writing the 2012 Farm Bill.

May 11, 2012
112th Congress

Lucas Statement on the Passing of Stewart Doan

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement today on the passing of Stewart Doan. Mr. Doan was a respected agricultural journalist and senior editor of Agri-Pulse.

May 10, 2012
112th Congress

Subcommittee Hearing Takeaway: Access to Credit Critical for Farmers

The Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Credit held a hearing to learn more about how credit programs are working for farmers and how they should continue in the 2012 Farm Bill.

May 8, 2012
112th Congress

Subcommittee Focuses on Specialty Crop and Nutrition Programs During Fourth D.C. Farm Bill Hearing

The Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture, held a hearing to continue receiving input on agricultural programs in preparation for writing the 2012 Farm Bill. This hearing focused on specialty crop and nutrition programs.

Apr 27, 2012
112th Congress

House Bill Halts Administration's Power Grab & Expansion of Water Regulation

Leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee introduced H.R. 4965, a bill to prohibit the Obama Administration from finalizing or implementing the EPA and Corps Clean Water Act “guidance” in order to significantly broaden the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Act.