Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement welcoming the news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will move forward with implementing the Actual Production History (APH) adjustment for 2015 spring-planted crops. This crop insurance provision in the Agricultural Act of 2014 allows yield adjustments when losses are widespread and beyond the control of producers.
Goodlatte to Lead Delegation to Canada
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Bob Goodlatte will lead a Congressional delegation to Alberta, Canada this weekend to meet with government officials on issues related to the U.S. and Canadian beef and meat industries and softwood lumber.
The delegation plans to meet with government officials, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), and forest industry representatives. Additionally, delegates will visit a feedmill, feedlot and processing facility and meet with industry representatives to gain a better understanding of the current status of the Canadian beef and meat industries and the effects on the U.S. meat industry.