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Schedule Advisory: “Voluntary Carbon Markets in Agriculture and Forestry”

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 – 10:00 AM EDT Hybrid Hearing Full Committee on Agriculture RE: “Voluntary Carbon Markets in Agriculture and Forestry” A live stream of the hearing will be available on YouTube. All additional information on this event can be found here. **NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live via YouTube for press and the public.**...

Chairman David Scott Lauds Protection of Stepped-Up Basis in Tax Package

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WASHINGTON (September 15, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott of Georgia issued the following statement lauding the protection of stepped-up basis in the newest version of the tax package released by the House Ways and Means Committee: “I have been working tirelessly to ensure that stepped-up basis is protected, and I am very pleased that the package released does not impact t...

To consider a proposal to satisfy the Committee’s reconciliation instructions required by S. Con. Res. 14

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LIVE STREAM PART 1 (Sep 10, 2021) LIVE STREAM PART 2 (Sep 13, 2021) Friday, September 10, 2021 – 1:00 PM EDT, and Monday, September 13, 2021 – 8:00 AM EDT Hybrid Business Meeting Full Committee on Agriculture RE: “To consider a proposal to satisfy the Committee’s reconciliation instructions required by S. Con. Res. 14” Fact Sheet All additional information regarding the September 10th portion of t...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at Business Meeting "To consider a proposal to satisfy the Committee’s reconciliation instructions required by S. Con. Res. 14"

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's Business Meeting “To consider a proposal to satisfy the Committee’s reconciliation instructions required by S. Con. Res. 14.” [As prepared for delivery] Good afternoon and welcome to the Members of the Committee and those of you watching from home. Before us today is the consideration of a pr...

Schedule Advisory: Business Meeting “To consider a proposal to satisfy the Committee’s reconciliation instructions required by S. Con. Res. 14”

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[UPDATED TO REFLECT NEW TIME] Friday, September 10, 2021 – 1:00 PM EDT Hybrid Business Meeting Full Committee on Agriculture RE: “To consider a proposal to satisfy the Committee’s reconciliation instructions required by S. Con. Res. 14” A live stream of the hearing will be available on Youtube. All additional information on this hearing can be found here.

Chairman David Scott and Democratic Committee Members Issue Letter Expressing Concern Regarding Biotech Trade Barriers

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Chairman David Scott and Democratic Committee Members Issue Letter Expressing Concern Regarding Biotech Trade Barriers (WASHINGTON) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and several Democratic Members of the Committee issued the following letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai regarding non-tariff trade barriers imposed on...

Chairman David Scott Applauds USDA’s Updates to CFAP 2

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Chairman David Scott Applauds USDA’s Expansion of CFAP 2 to Cover Additional Producers WASHINGTON (August 25, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott of Georgia issued the following statement in response to the USDA’s announcement on updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2: “I applaud the USDA's announcement that they are leveraging the authority given to them ...

House Agriculture Committee Releases Mid-Year Highlights

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WASHINGTON (August 17, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Releases mid-year highlights of activity completed thus far. Below are some of the highlights of the work that the House Agriculture Committee was able to complete so far this year. Hearings Held: 20 The Ag Committee held 20 events so far in 2021 with topics ranging from how to best support disadvantaged farmers to expanding rural broadban...

Chairman David Scott and Chair Jahana Hayes Issue Statement on USDA's Critical Updates to Thrifty Food Plan

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chairwoman Jahana Hayes issued the following statement in response to USDA’s critical updates to the Thrifty Food Plan: “The update to the Thrifty Food Plan is long overdue. We’ve seen a vast body of research with evidence that SNAP benefits are too low to support a nut...

Chairman David Scott and Agriculture Appropriations Chair Sanford Bishop send Letter to USTR Regarding EU Trade Barriers for Peanuts

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture Chair Sanford Bishop sent the following letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai in regard to European non-tariff trade barriers impacting peanuts. The full text of the letter is as follows: Dear Ambassador Tai, As House agricultural leaders and Representatives of ...

Nutrition Subcommittee Chairwoman Jahana Hayes Leads Nutrition Subcommittee in Letter to Secretary Vilsack Supporting USDA's Thrifty Food Plan Updates

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WASHINGTON (August 11, 2021) – In a letter to Secretary Tom Vilsack Wednesday, House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chairwoman Jahana Hayes signified support of the USDA's intent to make certain that the Thrifty Food Plan, on which Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are based, is up-to-date and reflective of the latest science, as...

Chairman David Scott Applauds USDA Announcement on Heirs' Property Rights

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's announcement regarding heirs' rights and land ownership issues: “I want to thank Secretary Vilsack and the USDA staff for standing up and rolling out the Heirs’ Property Relending Program that was authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill. The decline in land owne...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at 21st Century Food Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture’s Role in Protecting Domestic Food Supply Chains and Infrastructure Hearing

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “21st Century Food Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture’s Role in Protecting Domestic Food Supply Chains and Infrastructure.” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning and welcome to all of the Members and witnesses we have here today. Today’s hearing is one that comes at ...

Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn 'GT' Thompson Issue Letter Urging House Leadership to Bring Bipartisan Broadband Bill to Floor

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Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn 'GT' Thompson sent the following letter to House Leadership urging them to bring H.R. 4374, the Broadband Internet Connections for Rural America Act, to the House Floor for a vote. This bipartisan bill passed out of the House Agriculture Committee on July 14th, 2021. A summary of the bill can be found here. A PDF copy of the letter can be found here. *...

Chair Jim Costa Opening Statement at Hearing on State of the Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery, and Rebuilding

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chair Jim Costa delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “State of the Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery, and Rebuilding” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning. To start, I’d like to thank our witnesses, my Ranking Member Mr. Johnson, and the other members of the Subcommittee for participating i...

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