Press Releases

Feb 26, 2013
113th Congress

Agriculture Committee Adopts Budget Views and Estimates Letter

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
113th Congress

Lucas & Peterson Concerned USDA's Report Will Shift Resources Away from Rural Areas

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
113th Congress

Hastings, Lucas, Peterson Praise Federal Court Ruling on NOAA’s Salmon Opinion

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
113th Congress

Lucas Challenges Senate Democrats' Attack On Rural America

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
113th Congress

Agriculture Committee Approves Oversight Plan

The House Agriculture Committee approved its oversight plan for the 113th Congress.

Jan 24, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Statement on Sommers Departure

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
113th Congress

Agriculture Committee Approves Rules & Announces Subcommittee Assignments

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.

Jan 22, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Commends Secretary Vilsack for Ensuring Certainty for Ag Producers for Crop Year 2013

Issues: Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's announcement that enrollment for farm programs for the 2013 crop year begins next month.

Jan 4, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Announces GOP Roster for Agriculture Committee

Chairman Frank Lucas announced the complete list of Republican members who will serve on the House Agriculture Committee in the 113th Congress.

Dec 20, 2012
113th Congress

Lucas Announces New Leadership Team for the Agriculture Committee

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma named five members to serve as Subcommittee Chairmen of the House Agriculture Committee for the 113th Congress.

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