When I became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in January of this year, I had one primary goal: to ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers have the policies in place that they need to feed, fuel, and clothe the nation while ensuring stability and consistency for farmers, ranchers, consumers, markets, and rural communities. After all, agriculture is the foundation of our livelihood and the lifeblood of rural America. And, while our work will never be done, we are off to a great start.
Chairman Lucas on the House floor in support of H.R. 6233, Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
August 2, 2012 - Chairman Frank Lucas spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 6233, Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012. The Chairman discussed how important this bill is for our livestock producers impacted by the drought conditions who are currently exposed. Chairman Lucas also stated that he’s committed to giving farmers certainty and getting a five-year farm bill on the books.