Press Releases

Feb 4, 2015
114th Congress

Leaders of Ag Panels Meet to Discuss Ways to Work Together to Promote Ag and Rural America

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) issued the following statements after meeting to discuss ways they can work together to strengthen the agriculture economy and rural America in the 114th Congress.

Feb 2, 2015
114th Congress

Chairman Conaway responds to President Obama’s FY2016 budget proposal

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal.

Jan 28, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee Announces Subcommittee Assignments

Today, Agriculture Committee Chairman, K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), announced subcommittee assignments for the 114th Congress.

Jan 21, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee Holds Organizational Meeting, Approves Rules

Today, members of the House Committee on Agriculture met to formally organize and adopt the Committee’s rules for the 114th Congress.

Jan 16, 2015
114th Congress

Full Committee Organizational Meeting for the 114th Congress

The House Committee on Agriculture will meet on Thursday, January 22, at 10:00 a.m. in room 1300 Longworth to consider its rules package for the 114th Congress. The Committee will consider the following:

Dec 10, 2014
114th Congress

Chairman-Elect Conaway Announces Subcommittee Leaders for the House Committee on Agriculture

Chairman-Elect K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement today regarding the Subcommittee leadership for the House Committee on Agriculture.

Oct 21, 2014
113th Congress

Lucas Applauds USDA for Moving Forward with Implementing Critical Drought Assistance for Farmers

Issues: Farm Bill

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.

Sep 18, 2014
113th Congress

Subcommittee Focuses on Benefits of Soil Health, Conservation Practices

Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to examine the benefits of promoting soil health in agriculture and rural America.

Sep 17, 2014
113th Congress

Lucas & LaMalfa Praise CFTC Vote that Dials Back Regulatory Reach

Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Rep. Doug LaMalfa today issued statements after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted, 4-0, to exempt producers, utility companies, and other non-financial entities from being required to register as swap dealers when they enter into energy contracts with government-owned utilities. 

Sep 17, 2014
113th Congress

Committee Examines Implementation of Pilot Projects to Help Struggling Americans Reduce Dependency on Food Stamps & Gain Employment

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas held a public hearing to review the implementation of state pilot projects under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of the Agricultural Act of 2014

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