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.
The Ag Minute
Mar 19, 2013
This week during The Ag Minute, Chairman Frank Lucas recognizes the importance of National Ag Day as a reminder to all of us to work together for the success of American agriculture.
Mar 12, 2013
This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Randy Neugebauer discusses H.R. 1026, a bipartisan bill he recently introduced to ease fuel transport restrictions on farmers.
Mar 7, 2013
This week during The Ag Minute, Chairman Frank Lucas discusses H.R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013, which a group of bipartisan members of Congress introduced this week.
Feb 26, 2013
This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Rick Crawford discusses the recent trade setback with one of our major markets for U.S. meat products.