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.
House Agriculture Leaders Combest and Stenholm Object to Obstruction:Senate Must Finish Farmers' Economic Assistance Bill On Time
Joint statement from U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Larry Combest (R-Texas) with the Committee's Ranking Minority Member Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas):
(August 1, 2001) "The Senate Majority Leader is diverting attention with a fast shell game to quickly switch blame for the Senate not finishing its work on farmer assistance on time. Close of business set for early August has been scheduled since the beginning of the year. Against this well publicized early August deadline, the Senate has had the House- approved bill languishing for over a month now. There has been absolutely nothing keeping the Senate Agriculture Committee from moving on its own package, rather than waiting until the last minute. The Senate's search for an excuse on a past-due bill must mean they fear going home to face the music from constituents."
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