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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Latest News

Canada and Mexico say repealing COOL is the only option

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

In advance of today’s Senate hearing on U.S. country of origin labeling, Mexican and Canadian officials sent separate letters to Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairman and ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, stating that a full repeal of COOL is the only option.

Subcommittee Reviews USDA Marketing Programs

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Today, Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, held a public hearing to review the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) marketing programs. Dr. Craig Morris, Deputy Administrator of the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) Livestock and Seed Program provided an overview of AMS programs that facilitate the marketing of U.S. agricultural products. Members also touched on ongoing efforts with the Energy and Commerce Committee to create a uniform, science-based, national framework governing the use of labeling claims regarding genetically engineered food or food ingredients.

Closing Statement: Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Davis: To Review USDA Marketing Programs

Jun 25, 2015 Opening Statements

Opening Statement: Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Davis: To Review USDA Marketing Programs

Jun 25, 2015 Opening Statements

The Issues

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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