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Chair Plaskett Opening Statement at Hearing on Assessing the Effectiveness of the National Organic Program

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WASHINGTON (July 17, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett delivered the following remarks at Wednesday’s hearing on assessing the effectiveness of the National Organic Program. [As Prepared for Delivery] “Good morning and thank you for joining us today as we examine the effectiveness of the USDA’s National Organic Progr... Read More »

Chairman Costa Statement on Issues Facing Domestic Livestock and Poultry Industry

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WASHINGTON (July 16, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued the following statement after today’s hearing on the state of the livestock and poultry industry. “As the overall economy grows, it’s increasingly clear that its success isn’t shared evenly at all levels, especially in rural, agricultural areas. Today’s hearing g... Read More »

Chairman Costa Opening Statement at Hearing on the State of the Livestock and Poultry Economy

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WASHINGTON (July 16, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California delivered the following remarks at Tuesday’s hearing on the state of the livestock and poultry economy. [As Prepared for Delivery] “Good Morning and welcome to today’s hearing of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture on the state of the livesto... Read More »

Subcommittee Chair Marcia L. Fudge Pushes Naomi Earp to Address Discrimination Issues at USDA

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WASHINGTON (July 11, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio sent a letter Thursday to Naomi Earp, current Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, on issues related to socially disadvantaged farmers. The letter urges Earp, who awaits Senate confirmation as Assistant Secretary ... Read More »

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at Hearing on Building Opportunity in Rural America through Affordable, Reliable and High-Speed Broadband

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WASHINGTON (July 11, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Chairman David Scott of Georgia delivered the following remarks at Thursday’s hearing on building opportunity in rural America through affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband. [As Prepared for Delivery] “Good Morning and welcome to today’s hearing of the Subcommittee on Commodity ... Read More »

Witness List: Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

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Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Public Hearing RE: Building Opportunity in Rural America through Affordable, Reliable and High-Speed Broadband Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:00 a.m. 1300 Longworth House Office Building WITNESS LIST Mr. David Hengel, Executive Director, Greater Bemidji, Inc., Bemidji, Minnesota Ms. Neela Mollgaard, Executive Director, Red Wing Ignite, Red Wing, ... Read More »

Hearing Advisory: Agriculture Committee Schedule

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AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE SCHEDULE Previously Announced Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 10:00AM 1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Hearing RE: “Building Opportunity in Rural America through Affordable, Reliable and High-Speed Broadband” [NEW] Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – 10:00AM 1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Livestoc... Read More »

Chairwoman Plaskett, Democratic subcommittee members send letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue expressing concern with reports of USDA withholding critical agricultural research

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WASHINGTON (June 28, 2019) – Today, House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey E. Plaskett, and the Democratic members of the subcommittee, sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue expressing strong concern. The letter can be found here. June 28, 2019 The Honorable Sonny Perdue Secretary of Agriculture United States Departm... Read More »

Chairwomen Fudge and Plaskett send letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on ERS/ NIFA relocation

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Chairwomen Fudge and Plaskett send letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on ERS/ NIFA relocation WASHINGTON (June 27, 2019) – Today, House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and, Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge, and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey E. Plaskett sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue outlining addi... Read More »

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at Hearing on Brexit and Other International Developments Affecting U.S. Derivatives Markets

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WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Chairman David Scott of Georgia delivered the following remarks at Wednesday’s hearing on Brexit and other international developments affecting U.S. derivatives markets. [As Prepared for Delivery] “Thank you for joining us today as we look at Brexit and other international developments.... Read More »

Witness List: Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

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Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Public Hearing RE: Brexit and Other International Developments Affecting U.S. Derivatives Markets Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. 1300 Longworth House Office Building WITNESS LIST Mr. Terrence A. Duffy, Chairman and CEO, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago, Illinois Mr. Christopher Edmonds, Senior Vice President of Financial Markets, Int... Read More »

Chairwoman Spanberger Opening Statement at Hearing on Managing for Soil Health: Securing the Conservation and Economic Benefits of Healthy Soils

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WASHINGTON (June 25, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chairwoman Abigail Spanberger of Virginia delivered the following remarks at the subcommittee hearing on “Managing for Soil Health: Securing the Conservation and Economic Benefits of Healthy Soils.” [As Prepared for Delivery] “Good Morning, I would like to welcome everyone to this hearing of the Cons... Read More »

Witness List: Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry

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Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Public Hearing RE: Managing for Soil Health: Securing the Conservation and Economic Benefits of Healthy Soils Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:00 a.m. 1300 Longworth House Office Building WITNESS LIST Dr. Shefali Mehta, Executive Director, Soil Health Partnership, National Corn Growers Association, Washington, D.C. Mr. Nathan Anderson, Board Secretary, Practical ... Read More »

Chairwoman Fudge Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing on The Potential Implications of Eliminating Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility for SNAP Households

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WASHINGTON (June 20, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chairwoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio delivered the following remarks at the subcommittee hearing on the potential implications of eliminating broad-based categorical eligibility for SNAP households. [As prepared for delivery] “The purpose of today’s hearing is to examine the impact o... Read More »

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