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

“We could be looking at substantial retaliatory sanctions against agriculture and a variety of other industries,” Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer said.
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Agriculture Committee advances bill to protect producers from duplicative regulations and permit requirements

The House Committee on Agriculture approved H.R. 897, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015.
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Agriculture Committee Examines the Cost and Impacts of States Implementing Mandatory Biotechnology Labeling Laws

The House Committee on Agriculture held a public hearing to examine the costs and impacts of states implementing mandatory biotechnology labeling laws.
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Subcommittee reviews definition of “waters of the United States” proposed rule and its impact on rural America

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.
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Subcommittee evaluates the federal and state response to avian influenza

Jul 30, 2015 Press Release

Today, Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to examine the federal and state response to avian influenza.

Opening Statement: Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer: Examination of Federal and State Response to Avian Influenza

Jul 30, 2015 Opening Statements

House Agriculture Committee assesses progress of global derivatives reforms

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to assess the progress of global derivatives reforms since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law five years ago. Dodd-Frank imposed sweeping new regulations over the financial industry, including the regulation of swaps under Title VII, which had previously not been regulated in the U.S.

Chairman Conaway opposes increased funding for unauthorized CFTC

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

Today, Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) said in his opening statement he opposes any increase in funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) until it is reauthorized. The following statement was delivered at the House Agriculture Committee’s hearing Dodd-Frank Turns Five: Assessing the Progress of Global Derivatives Reforms. To view the full opening statement, click here.

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Country of Origin Labeling

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First adopted in the 2002 Farm Bill, COOL has since been challenged in the World Trade Organization (WTO) by Canada and Mexico, main livestock exporters to the U.S., four times.

Biotechnology

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Many scientists and farmers are optimistic about the prospects of using advances in agricultural biotechnology to improve production, nutritional content, tolerance to environmental stresses such as drought, and resistance to disease and pests.

CFTC Reauthorization

House of Representatices

The Commodity End-User Relief Act ensures robust markets, customer protections, and a balanced approach to regulations impacting job creators.

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Aug 01, 2013

This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Austin Scott discusses, H.R.935, one of the many regulatory relief measures included in H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.

Jul 25, 2013

This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Stephen Fincher discusses one of the many regulatory relief measures included in H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.

Jul 19, 2013

This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Rick Crawford discusses one of the many regulatory relief measures included in H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.