When I became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in January of this year, I had one primary goal: to ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers have the policies in place that they need to feed, fuel, and clothe the nation while ensuring stability and consistency for farmers, ranchers, consumers, markets, and rural communities. After all, agriculture is the foundation of our livelihood and the lifeblood of rural America. And, while our work will never be done, we are off to a great start.
Chairman Combest Statement: President May Break Crop Insurance Promise to Farmers
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R-Texas) expressed concern regarding reports the president may fail to live up to crop insurance reform, promised during his State of the Union Address:
"The president seems to be repeating an all-too familiar pattern of promises without performance. His budget proposal must not fail to include meaningful funding for meaningful change in crop insurance, as he promised farmers in his State of the Union Address.
"The president should come on board with crop insurance reform. This is a big problem that needs adequate commitment. He should have a funding proposal that fulfills his call for an appropriate means to address the problem."