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.
H.R. 4658, Benton MacKaye Cherokee National Forest Lane Consolidation Act
To authorize the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Cherokee National Forest and to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to use the proceeds from that conveyance to acquire a parcel of land for inclusion in that national forest, and for other purposes.
- H.R.4648 - Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr., R-Tenn. (introduced 2/23/2010)
- Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute, Considered and passed by the House Agriculture Committee as amended by voice vote and ordered to be reported favorably to the House with the recommendation that it pass, June 30, 2010