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Jun 8, 2015

Support for Commodity End-User Relief Act

Tomorrow, the House will consider H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-User Relief Act. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Rep. Austin Scott (GA-8), and Rep. David Scott (GA-13), this bipartisan bill will reauthorize and improve the operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as ensure robust markets, consumer protections, and a balanced approach to regulations impacting job creators. The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2289 on May 14, 2015, by voice vote. The following list includes the more than 40 organizations that have vocalized their support of H.R. 2289.

Jun 8, 2015

Support for Commodity End-User Relief Act

Tomorrow, the House will consider H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-User Relief Act. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Rep. Austin Scott (GA-8), and Rep. David Scott (GA-13), this bipartisan bill will reauthorize and improve the operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as ensure robust markets, consumer protections, and a balanced approach to regulations impacting job creators. The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2289 on May 14, 2015, by voice vote. The following list includes the more than 40 organizations that have vocalized their support of H.R. 2289.

Jun 8, 2015

Support for Commodity End-User Relief Act

Tomorrow, the House will consider H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-User Relief Act. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Rep. Austin Scott (GA-8), and Rep. David Scott (GA-13), this bipartisan bill will reauthorize and improve the operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as ensure robust markets, consumer protections, and a balanced approach to regulations impacting job creators. The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2289 on May 14, 2015, by voice vote. The following list includes the more than 40 organizations that have vocalized their support of H.R. 2289.

Jun 3, 2015

Farmer Veterans on Capitol Hill display agricultural products, raise awareness

Yesterday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) presented, in conjunction with Farm Credit and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN), an event to honor farmer veterans and celebrate the success of the Homegrown by Heroes program.

Jun 3, 2015

Farmer Veterans on Capitol Hill display agricultural products, raise awareness

Yesterday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) presented, in conjunction with Farm Credit and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN), an event to honor farmer veterans and celebrate the success of the Homegrown by Heroes program.

Jun 3, 2015

Committee on Agriculture Reviews Agricultural Subsidies in Foreign Countries

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to review rising foreign agriculture subsidies. Members of the Committee heard from Dr. Darren Hudson, Director of the International Center for Agricultural Competitiveness (ICAC) at Texas Tech University, and Craig A. Thorn, partner at DTB Associates, LLP in Washington, DC. Hudson and Thorn testified concerning the scope and nature of foreign agriculture subsidies, the harm they cause U.S. farmers and ranchers, the U.S. economy, and jobs, and the need for the U.S. government to ensure that foreign competitors are brought into compliance with their trade commitments.

Jun 3, 2015

Committee on Agriculture Reviews Agricultural Subsidies in Foreign Countries

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to review rising foreign agriculture subsidies. Members of the Committee heard from Dr. Darren Hudson, Director of the International Center for Agricultural Competitiveness (ICAC) at Texas Tech University, and Craig A. Thorn, partner at DTB Associates, LLP in Washington, DC. Hudson and Thorn testified concerning the scope and nature of foreign agriculture subsidies, the harm they cause U.S. farmers and ranchers, the U.S. economy, and jobs, and the need for the U.S. government to ensure that foreign competitors are brought into compliance with their trade commitments.

Jun 2, 2015

Subcommittee Reviews the Financial Health of Farm Country

Today, Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee, held a public hearing to review the financial health of farm country. With significantly lower commodity prices, net farm income has decreased substantially over the past two years. This impacts not only farmers and ranchers but also farm equipment dealers, agricultural input suppliers, main street businesses, and local lending institutions—essentially all of rural America. Members of the subcommittee heard from a panel of witnesses who highlighted the current conditions farmers and ranchers are facing as well as the importance of maintaining a strong farm safety net.

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