Press Releases

Mar 17, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway responds to announcement of short-term DGAC comment period extension

At a hearing this morning of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Under Secretary for Agriculture Kevin Concannon indicated that the Department would grant a short-term 30 day comment period extension for the report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Mar 17, 2015
114th Congress

Subcommittee reviews definition of “waters of the United States” proposed rule and its impact on rural America

Today, Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee, held a public hearing to review the definition of “waters of the United States” proposed rule and its impact on rural America.

Feb 26, 2015
114th Congress

Nutrition Subcommittee Holds Hearing to Review SNAP Recipient Characteristics and Dynamics

Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Chairwoman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, held a public hearing to review the characteristics and dynamics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.

Feb 25, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee Begins Full Review of the SNAP

Today the House Committee on Agriculture began a full-scale review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Committee heard from University of Maryland welfare scholar Doug Besharov on the past, present, and future of the nation's largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.

Feb 12, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee reviews 2015 agenda for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to review the futures, options, and swaps markets that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) oversees.

Feb 12, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee Approves Budget Views and Estimates Letter

Today the House Committee on Agriculture sent its Budgets Views and Estimates Letter for Fiscal Year 2016 to the House Budget Committee.

Feb 11, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee Reviews the State of the Rural Economy

Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, held a hearing to review the state of the rural economy.

Feb 4, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee Meets with U.S. Trade Representative Froman

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway and members of the Agriculture Committee met with United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman in an Executive Briefing to discuss current trade negotiations and other trade-related issues and their impact on the agricultural sector.

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.

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