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Costa, Rouzer, Peterson, Conaway Lead Letter to USDA Requesting Aid for Sheep, Lamb Producers

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WASHINGTON (August 5, 2020) - In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today, House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jim Costa of California and Ranking Member David Rouzer of North Carolina, joined by Full Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota, Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway of Texas, and 17 other Members, urged the U.S. Department of Agric... Read More »

Fudge Condemns Senate, White House for Abandoning Hungry Families

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WASHINGTON (July 29, 2020) – Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations slammed the Senate’s proposed coronavirus relief legislation announced on Monday for its lack of funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as more Americans lose their jobs and fall into food insecurity. Fudge also cr... Read More »

Costa Statement on Roundtable Discussion with Chief Agriculture Negotiator Doud

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House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa released the following statement after today’s roundtable with USTR Chief Agriculture Negotiator Gregg Doud. “Farmers, ranchers, and dairymen and women are suffering greatly as a result of this pandemic, which has hit American agriculture hard. With many of our commodity prices in the tank, it is crucial that we... Read More »

Fudge, Nutrition Subcommittee Members Introduce Legislation to Extend SNAP Waiver Flexibility

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WASHINGTON (July 27, 2020) – New legislation introduced today by House Agriculture Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio and her fellow subcommittee members would allow states to extend administrative flexibilities for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , authorized by Congress in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). F... Read More »

Rep. Scott Discusses Renewable Energy Production and the Impact on Rural Income

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Washington, D.C.—Today, Chairman David Scott provided the following statement during the House Agriculture Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Hearing on farm energy productions and their impact on income and rural communities. “Renewable energy has been hailed as a driver of income equality for black and rural farmers. It has proven to reduce energy costs, and it is a significant... Read More »

Chairman Scott Opening Statement at Hearing On Farm Energy Production: Impacts on Farm Income and Rural Communities

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WASHINGTON (July 23, 2020) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Chairman David Scott of Georgia delivered the following remarks at today’s hearing on farm energy production: impacts on farm income and rural communities. [As Prepared for Delivery] "Good morning and thank you for joining us at the first hybrid hearing of the Subcommittee on Commodity ... Read More »

Spanberger Welcomes Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

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WASHINGTON (July 22, 2020) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia welcomed passage today of the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation that among other items sets aside funding to address billions in deferred maintenance across the country’s National Forests. “Approximately 66 million Americans in more than 3,000 communities depend on F... Read More »

Witness List

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Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Hybrid Public Hearing RE: “On Farm Energy Production: Impacts on Farm Income and Rural Communities” Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:00 a.m. *NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live via YouTube for press and the public.** WITNESS LIST Mr. Jim Falk, President, Falk’s Seed Farm, Inc.; Co-owner, Falk... Read More »

Schedule Advisory

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Thursday, July 23, 2020 – 10:00AM Hybrid Hearing – 1300 Longworth or Cisco Webex Washington, D.C. Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Hybrid Hearing RE: “On Farm Energy Production: Impacts on Farm Income and Rural Communities” *NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live via YouTube for press and the public.** Read More »

Fudge Critical of Food Box Program Following Hearing

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WASHINGTON (July 21, 2020) – Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, released this statement following today’s hearing to review USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program: “The Subcommittee held today’s hearing to determine whether or not USDA is operating the Farmers to Families Food Box program in a way... Read More »

Chair Fudge Opening Statement at Hearing on Overview of Farmers to Families Food Box Program

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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 on the overview of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. [As Prepared for Delivery] “Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today for the House Agriculture Committee’s first hybrid hearing during this unp... Read More »

Torres Small Appointed to House Agriculture Subcommittees

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WASHINGTON (July 14, 2020)-Rep. Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico was appointed to the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management subcommittee and the Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee. Torres Small has served on the Agriculture Committee since February 2020. Read More »

House Backs State Suit to Reverse Trump Attempts at SNAP Work Rule Crackdown Amid Pandemic

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WASHINGTON (July 8, 2020) – Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued a statement Wednesday on the House’s filing of an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed by 19 states, the District of Columbia, and the City of New York to reverse the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rule to strip Supplemental ... Read More »

RAMP-UP Act Will Help Meat and Poultry Processors Access Inspection to Meet Demand

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WASHINGTON (July 2, 2020) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and former Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma, joined Reps. Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, Chellie Pingree of Maine, G.T. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Jim Costa of California, David Rouzer of North Carolina, Angie Craig of Minnesota and Robert Aderholt of Alabama, today to introduce t... Read More »

Spanberger Welcomes Reforestation Priorities in Infrastructure Package

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WASHINGTON (July 1, 2020) – House Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia welcomed the inclusion the Reforestation Trust Fund in the Manager’s amendment to the House Democrats’ infrastructure package, The INVEST in America Act, passed on Tuesday. Spanberger, who authored an amendment to address the needs of the RTF along with Subcommittee Ranking Mem... Read More »

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