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 H.R. 2112 Market Access Program Amendment
June 21, 2012 - Chairman Lucas opposes the Market Access Program Amendment in H.R. 2112, the agriculture appropriations bill. He emphasizes this is another attempt to legislate farm policy through appropriations, and that policy reform should be done by the Agriculture Committee.