Mar 5, 2013
The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review the state of the rural economy with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack.
Mar 4, 2013
Today, a group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced H.R. 935, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013. This bill would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA) to clarify Congressional intent and eliminate the requirement of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the use of pesticides already approved for use under FIFRA.
Feb 28, 2013
Chairman Frank Lucas released the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to pass a replacement bill for the sequester that is slated to take effect March 1.
Feb 26, 2013
The House Agriculture Committee adopted the budget views and estimates letter which outlines the committee's budget recommendations for the agencies and programs under its jurisdiction for fiscal year 2014.
Feb 25, 2013
Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson issued the following statement in response to the recent release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) report on the various definitions of rural used in programs administered by the agency.
Feb 22, 2013
In a major victory for American agriculture, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling Thursday in the case Dow AgroSciences LLC v. National Marine Fisheries Service reaffirming that government decision-making must be based on science and not the misguided agenda of activist groups.
Feb 14, 2013
Chairman Frank Lucas released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate's proposal to avoid the sequester cuts that are slated to take effect March 1.
Feb 13, 2013
The House Agriculture Committee approved its oversight plan for the 113th Congress.
Jan 24, 2013
Chairman Frank Lucas released the following statement in response to the announcement by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that Commissioner Jill Sommers will be leaving the agency this year.
Jan 23, 2013
Members of the House Agriculture Committee met to formally organize and adopt the Committee's rules for the 113th Congress. The Committee also announced membership for the five Subcommittees.