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.
Smith to Unveil Grazing Legislation at September 17 Hearing
The Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, chaired by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA), will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 17 to examine public lands grazing issues. Agriculture Committee Chairman Bob Smith (R-OR) will attend the hearing to unveil his "Forage Improvement Act of 1997," legislation to reform public lands grazing.
Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA), Chairman
Wednesday, September 17, 10:00 a.m.
Room 1300 Longworth House Office Building.
All media are invited and welcome.
For more information, please call either Dave Redmond (202-225-4050) or David Spooner (202-225-3329), of the Agriculture Committee's staff.