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Torres Small To Serve On House Agriculture Committee

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WASHINGTON- The Democratic Steering and Policy Committee announced Thursday the placement of Rep. Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico to the House Agriculture Committee. “I am pleased to welcome Rep. Torres Small to the Agriculture Committee. She knows rural issues firsthand, and we are lucky to have her perspective and experience,” said Chairman Collin Peterson. “Coming from a rural, border distri... Read More »

Chair Spanberger Opening Statement at Hearing on Innovative Wood Products

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia delivered the following statement at today's hearing on innovative wood products. [As Prepared for Delivery] "Good Morning, welcome and thank you all for joining us here today to discuss a very important topic - innovation in the wood products industry, and what it means for rural prosperit... Read More »

Schedule Advisory

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AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE SCHEDULE Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 10:00AM 1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Hearing RE: “Innovative Wood Products: Promoting Rural Economies and Healthy Forests” Read More »

Chairman Scott, Ranking Member Scott Following Meeting with European Financial Regulatory Body

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WASHINGTON (February 13, 2020) – House Agriculture Committee’s Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Chair David Scott and Ranking Member Austin Scott, both of Georgia, issued the following statement Thursday after meeting with financial market regulators from the European Commission (EC) to discuss new amendments to the European Union’s European Market Infrastructure Regulations (E... Read More »

Fudge: Trump Budget Illustrates Administration’s Cruel Priorities

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WASHINGTON (February 12, 2020) – Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11), chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued the following statement Wednesday criticizing the Trump Administration’s desired cuts to Federal anti-hunger programs, including nearly $182 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, in its FY202... Read More »

Chairwoman Plaskett Statement at Hearing on Economic Opportunities from Local Agricultural Markets

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chairwoman Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands issued the following statement for the record at today's hearing on economic opportunities from local agricultural markets. (As Prepared for Delivery) "Good morning and thank you for joining us as we discuss how farmers and ranchers across the country are ca... Read More »

Peterson on White House Agriculture Budget Request

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WASHINGTON (February 11, 2020) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota released a statement today in response to the release of the White House’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2021. The budget includes a call for an 8.2 percent reduction in discretionary spending at USDA when the Department’s field operations are significantly understaffed, as well as proposin... Read More »

House Agriculture Committee Members Welcome Legislation to Protect America's Food

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Chairman Filemon Vela, Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa, and Committee Members Cindy Axne, Salud Carbajal, Josh Harder, and TJ Cox welcomed the passage of the Protecting America’s Food & Agriculture Act of 2019. The legislation, which pa... Read More »

Chair Spanberger Opening Statement at Hearing to Review Implementation of Conservation Programs in the 2018 Farm Bill

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia delivered the following statement at today's hearing to review implementation of conservation programs in the 2018 Farm Bill. [As Prepared for Delivery] "Good Morning. I would like to welcome everyone and thank you all for joining us today as we review USDA’s implementation of the 2018 Farm... Read More »

Chair Fudge on Suit to Block Administration’s SNAP Cut

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WASHINGTON (January 27, 2020) – Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations in a statement Monday highlighted the House’s support of a lawsuit to block the Administration’s rule eliminating state flexibility to administer benefits based on their own need and economic condition through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Pro... Read More »

Chair Fudge on Suit to Block Administration’s SNAP Cut

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WASHINGTON (January 27, 2020) – Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations in a statement Monday highlighted the House’s support of a lawsuit to block the Administration’s rule eliminating state flexibility to administer benefits based on their own need and economic condition through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Pro... Read More »

Chair Fudge: With Public Charge Rule, Administration is Regulating by Stereotype

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WASHINGTON (January 22, 2020) – Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations in a statement Wednesday underscored the importance of an amicus brief filed Tuesday night by the U.S. House of Representatives in Casa de Maryland v. Trump, a challenge to the Administration’s recent public charge rule. The rule seeks to deny green c... Read More »

Schedule Advisory

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AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE SCHEDULE Week of January 27, 2020 [new] Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – 10:00AM 1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Hearing RE: “To Review Implementation of Farm Bill Conservation Programs” Read More »

Peterson Announces New Hires, Elevation of Martin on House Ag Staff

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WASHINGTON (January 17, 2020) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota announced two additions to Committee staff, and the elevation of Prescott Martin III. Jake Chisholm will serve as Staff Director for the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. A graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics and Crop ... Read More »

Fudge Voices Strong Support for State Suit to Block Trump SNAP Cut

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WASHINGTON (January 17, 2020) – Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued a statement of support Friday for the lawsuit brought by a coalition of 14 states, the District of Columbia and New York City to block implementation of the Administration’s final rule that will strip Supplemental Nutrition Assistan... Read More »

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