Ag Committee Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize and Improve the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act, by voice vote.
Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement regarding the announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that the agency is withdrawing a proposed regulation that would have prohibited young people from working on family farms.
Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry approved the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012.
The Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a hearing to learn from members of the agriculture community on how conservation programs should be structured in the 2012 Farm Bill.
This is the third of eight hearings which are gathering agricultural leaders in Washington to share their perspective on farm policy. This Subcommittee hearing focused on reforming dairy programs in the 2012 Farm Bill.
This is the first of eight hearings, which will be held by the Subcommittees to hear from agricultural stakeholders before the House Agriculture Committee begins drafting the reauthorization of agricultural programs.
Chairman Frank Lucas wrapped up the field hearing series in Dodge City, Kansas. It was the final hearing that was held across the country to listen directly to producers on the ground and gather input in advance of writing the 2012 Farm Bill.
The House Agriculture Committee advanced, by voice vote, the proposal to satisfy reconciliation instructions required by House Concurrent Resolution 112.
Chairman Frank Lucas announced another series of hearings on the 2012 Farm Bill to begin next week in Washington, D.C.
Chairman Frank Lucas, of the House Agriculture Committee, released a statement reiterating his support for America's farmers and ranchers and rejecting the premise of a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Chairman Frank Lucas continued the House Agriculture Committee's field hearing series in State University, Arkansas. It was the third of four hearings to be held across the country throughout March and April to gather input in advance of writing the 2012 Farm Bill.