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.
Agriculture Committee Reschedules Eurex Hearing
AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RESCHEDULES EUREX HEARING
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Chairman Jerry Moran today announced that the Committee has rescheduled the hearing to review Eurex’s pending application for designation as a U.S. futures exchange.
The Full Committee hearing will be held Thursday, November 6th at 10 a.m. in 1300 Longworth.