Press Releases

Apr 1, 2015
114th Congress

Chairmen Conaway and Aderholt Commend Congresswoman Hartzler for Dietary Guidelines Letter

Yesterday, Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) along with 70 Members of Congress, including House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt (R-AL), sent a letter to Department of Health and Humans Services Secretary Burwell and Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack expressing concerns with the report issued by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) and certain recommendations for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).

Mar 31, 2015
114th Congress

Committee Chairmen: EPA Must Consider Impacts of Water Proposal on Farmers, Ranchers

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and House Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy asking for documents to confirm whether or not the agency weighed the impact of the proposed “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule on farmers and ranchers.

Mar 26, 2015
114th Congress

Subcommittee examines the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill

Today, Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a public hearing to examine implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill.

Mar 25, 2015
114th Congress

Subcommittee Continues Hearing Series in Advance of CFTC Reauthorization

Today, the House Agriculture Committee continued its series of hearings in advance of writing legislation to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which lapsed in September 2013.

Mar 25, 2015
114th Congress

Subcommittee examines implications of potential retaliation against U.S. in response to COOL

Today, Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, held a public hearing to examine the implications of potential retaliatory measures against the United States in response to its country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements for beef and pork.

Mar 24, 2015
114th Congress

Subcommittee examines reauthorization of the CFTC

Today, Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee, held a public hearing to examine the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the challenges end-users face as they use these markets.

Mar 24, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee Examines the Cost and Impacts of States Implementing Mandatory Biotechnology Labeling Laws

Issues: Biotechnology

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture held a public hearing to examine the costs and impacts of states implementing mandatory biotechnology labeling laws. In 2014, 125 bills mandating the labeling of biotechnology were introduced in 30 different states.

Mar 20, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway Statement on the Announcement of Historic 2014 Farm Bill SNAP Work Pilots

This morning, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of 10 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) pilot projects designed to help recipients prepare for and go to work. The pilot projects were authorized under Section 4022 of the bipartisan Agricultural Act of 2014.

Mar 19, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee advances bill to protect producers from duplicative regulations and permit requirements

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture approved H.R. 897, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015. This legislation (H.R. 872 in the 111th Congress and H.R. 935 in the 112th) would clarify Congressional intent regarding pesticide regulation in or near waters of the United States.

Mar 18, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee highlights importance of trade to U.S. agriculture

Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, held a public hearing to review the importance of trade to U.S. agriculture.

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