Jul 22, 2014
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (OK-03), House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), and 12 Members of Congress recently sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking for a copy of a report, as required by law, on the cost and effectiveness of the Department’s conservation measures for the lesser prairie chicken.
Jul 10, 2014
Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, held a hearing to examine the efforts of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as it implements the new commodity and crop insurance titles of the Agricultural Act of 2014, otherwise known as the farm bill.
Jul 9, 2014
The Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture held a public hearing to consider the benefits of biotechnology. Witnesses emphasized the importance of biotechnology for agricultural, industrial, and medical uses.
Jun 25, 2014
Today, Rep. Eric A "Rick" Crawford, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit held a public hearing to review credit availability in rural America.
Jun 24, 2014
Today, Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act of 2014.
Jun 19, 2014
Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of Clean Water Act agricultural exemptions.
Jun 4, 2014
Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Timothy Massad as the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Christopher Giancarlo and Sharon Bowen as CFTC Commissioners.
Apr 30, 2014
The Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit held a public hearing to review the state of the livestock industry. Members heard from two panels of witnesses that ranged from the Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to an array of experts representing the animal agriculture industry. Together, they highlighted issues, such as regulatory burdens, feed costs, drought, animal disease, and trade, that are impacting this sector of the agricultural economy.
Apr 29, 2014
Members of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture examined current research and application of management strategies to control pests and diseases of pollinators such as honey bees.
Apr 17, 2014
Reps. Frank Lucas, Fred Upton, Steve King, and Tim Murphy sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting information on the agency's efforts to oversee states administering the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which is intended to provide benefits to those Americans most in need of energy assistance.