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Fudge Decries USDA Official’s Claims Discrimination Complaints Used to Punish Managers

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WASHINGTON (November 19, 2019) – Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued a statement following a Tuesday hearing with USDA Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Naomi Earp. During testimony, Deputy Assistant Secretary Earp claimed, “… some frequent filers use EEO complaints to punish managers and su... Read More »

Chair Fudge Opening Statement at Hearing to Review the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia Fudge of Ohio delivered the following statement at today's subcommittee hearing to review the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights: [As Prepared for Delivery] "Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today. "The purpose of today’s hearing is to ensure the Department of Agric... Read More »

Chairman Scott Opening Statement at Hearing to Review Credit Conditions in Rural America

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Chairman David Scott of Georgia delivered the following statement at today's subcommittee hearing to review credit conditions in rural America: [As Prepared for Delivery] "Good morning and thank you for joining us at today’s hearing to review credit conditions in rural America. With us is Glen Smith, Chairman and... Read More »

Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee to Host Expo on Rural Broadband

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WASHINGTON (November 18, 2019) - On Wednesday, November 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in 1300 Longworth, the House Ag Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit will host an expo focused on broadband technologies. This event will be the first of a series featuring technologies that promote connectivity in rural areas and help capture the creativity and innovation in rural communities. These... Read More »

Witness List: Review of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

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Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Public Hearing RE: “Review of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights” Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:00 p.m. 1300 Longworth House Office Building WITNESS LIST The Honorable Naomi C. Earp, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. Read More »

Witness List: Review of Credit Conditions: Report from the Farm Credit Administration (FCA)

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Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Public Hearing RE: "Review of Credit Conditions: Report from the Farm Credit Administration (FCA)" Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:00 a.m. 1300 Longworth House Office Building WITNESS LIST The Honorable Glen R. Smith, Chairman and CEO, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, Virginia Accompanied by: Mr. Robert Coleman, Chief Operating Officer, Farm... Read More »

Peterson Announces Addition of Theriot, Elevation of Daniels on House Ag Staff

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(WASHINGTON) November 15, 2019 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota announced two additions to Committee staff on Friday. Luke Theriot will serve as Professional Staff. Theriot has worked for several former Members of Congress and comes to the Committee from the office of Rep. Filemon Vela of Texas, where he served as Senior Policy Advisor. He has worked in various F... Read More »

Peterson Leads Letter on Midwest Propane Shortages

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson and a bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter today to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee on behalf of farmers and rural residents across the Midwest, to bring awareness to the need for a continued supply of propane to Midwest states. The letter aims to ensure that FERC is aware that farmers a... Read More »

Peterson, Costa Welcome Lifting of Chinese Ban on U.S. Poultry

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WASHINGTON (November 14, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota, and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California, released the following statements Thursday morning following an announcement from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Agriculture that China will lift its ban on the import o... Read More »

Chairman Costa Opening Statement at Hearing on Safeguarding American Agriculture from Wild, Invasive, and Non-Native Species

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California delivered the following statement today at the Subcommittee’s hearing on safeguarding American agriculture from wild, invasive, and non-native species. [As Prepared for Delivery] "Thank you all for joining us today as we hold this hearing to examine the persistent challenges posed to ou... Read More »

Witness List: Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

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Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Public Hearing RE: “Safeguarding American Agriculture from Wild, Invasive, and Non-Native Species” Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:00 a.m. 1300 Longworth House Office Building WITNESS LIST Mr. Ric Ortega, General Manager, Grassland Water District, Los Banos, California Dr. Beth Thompson, State Veterinarian and Executive Director of the Minnesota Boa... Read More »

Fudge Statement on Federal Trade Aid Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued the following statement on the Administration’s aid program for farmers hurt by the Administration’s trade war, and the Administration’s simultaneous tightening of eligibility rules for food insecure families: “Families in rural, urban and suburban ... Read More »

Peterson, Conaway Congratulate Farm Bureau on Centennial

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WASHINGTON (November 12, 2019) – Today marks the 100th anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway of Texas released the following statements congratulating AFBF on this accomplishment and their century of dedication to farmers, ranchers, and rural America: “The American Farm Bure... Read More »

Schedule Advisory

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AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE SCHEDULE Week of November 18, 2019 [new] Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:00AM 1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee Hearing RE: "Review of Credit Conditions: Report from the Farm Credit Administration (FCA)" Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 2:00PM 1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Nutrition, O... Read More »

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