112th Press Releases

Jul 8, 2011
112th Congress

Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittees Highlight Need for Increased American Natural Gas Production, Job Creation

The Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry joined with the Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources to hold a joint hearing on "Challenges facing Domestic Oil and Gas Development: Review of Bureau of Land Management/U.S. Forest Service Ban on Horizontal Drilling on Federal Lands."

Jul 7, 2011
112th Congress

Agriculture Subcommittee Continues Farm Policy Audit With Hearing on Conservation Programs

The Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, continued the audit hearings on farm policy, which is the first step in the farm bill process.

Jul 7, 2011
112th Congress

Nutrition & Horticulture Subcommittee Examines Specialty Crop Programs

The Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture, held an audit hearing to examine specialty crop programs.

Jun 24, 2011
112th Congress

Agriculture Subcommittee Examines Crop Insurance Program

The Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, held the first audit hearing on farm policy. This audit of agricultural programs is the first step in the farm bill process.

Jun 23, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittee Highlights Importance of Ag Biotechnology for Feeding a Growing World Population

The Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture held a public hearing to review and discuss the opportunities and benefits of agricultural biotechnology for farmers, the environment, food and energy security, and competition in the global marketplace.

Jun 23, 2011
112th Congress

Lucas Highlights Ag Committee's Efforts on Behalf of America's Farmers and Ranchers

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

Jun 21, 2011
112th Congress

Lucas to Reid: Send H.R. 872 to Senate Floor for a Vote

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry approved H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011.

Jun 15, 2011
112th Congress

Lucas Welcomes Noem to the Agriculture Committee

Chairman Frank Lucas announced the addition of Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota to the Republican roster of the Agriculture Committee.

Jun 2, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittee Examines USDA's Operations to Ensure Proper Use of Taxpayer Funds

Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Credit held a public hearing to review recent investigations and audits conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Inspector General.

May 12, 2011
112th Congress

Ag Committee Members Push for Action on Free Trade Agreements

The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to examine the three pending free trade agreements between the U.S. and Colombia, Panama, and South Korea, and the issues surrounding their implementation.

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