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House Agriculture Committee Releases Highlights of 117th Congress

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WASHINGTON – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott released highlights of the Committee’s activity and accomplishments throughout the 117th Congress. Hearings and Business Meetings Held: 61 The House Agriculture Committee has held 29 hearings and business meetings since the beginning of 2022, and 61 during the 117th Congress. Across these hearings, our Members have heard from 126...

Chairman David Scott Releases Statement Following Introduction of Livestock Legislation

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from Chairman David Scott following the introduction of H.R 8590 the Small Family Farmer and Rancher Relief Act, his legislation to help small farmers and ranchers in the cattle industry. “As I have said time and again, it is a crisis in this nation that we have lost an average of 17,000 cattle ranchers per year. The drivers of this loss are complex and multi-face...

Chair Stacey Plaskett Opening Statement at Hearing “An Examination of the USDA Hemp Production Program”

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee Chair Stacey Plaskett delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “An Examination of the USDA Hemp Production Program.” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning and thank you to my colleagues and our witnesses for joining me today as we host this important discussion on hemp and the USDA Hemp Production Program. Today, we will hear from a ...

House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Listening Session in Minnesota

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Northfield, MN – Today, the House Agriculture Committee held the fourth in a series of listening sessions entitled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Perspectives from the Field” at Far-Gaze Farms in Northfield, Minnesota. Two Members of Congress participated with approximately 130 members of the public participating in person and over 1,000 streaming online. Audience members discussed topics inclu...

House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Listening Session in Washington

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Carnation, WA – Today, the House Agriculture Committee held the third in a series of listening sessions entitled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Perspectives from the Field” at Remlinger Farms in Carnation, Washington. Two Members of Congress were joined by approximately 325 members of the public participating in person or streaming online. Audience members discussed topics including specialty cr...

Chair Cheri Bustos Opening Statement at Hearing "A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Stakeholder Perspectives on Title XI Crop Insurance"

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee Chair Cheri Bustos delivered the following statement at today's hearing “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Stakeholder Perspectives on Title XI Crop Insurance." [As prepared for delivery] Thank you to our witnesses and my colleagues for joining us this morning. As a co-chair of the Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus, I am excited to hold this hearing, whi...

Chairman David Scott Releases Statement Following Farm Bill Hearing on the State of Credit for Young, Beginning, and Underserved Producers

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement after today's hearing titled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The State of Credit for Young, Beginning, and Underserved Producers.” “When I began my Chairmanship of this Committee, one of our first hearings was on the state of Black farmers in the United States. Since then, I have placed emphasis on ens...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at Hearing “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The State of Credit for Young, Beginning, and Underserved Producers”

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's hearing “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The State of Credit for Young, Beginning, and Underserved Producers.” [As prepared for delivery] Good Morning, I’m grateful to be here today to hold another full Committee hearing to review the credit title of the 2018 farm bill with a focus on our you...

Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott Announces Legislation to Support Small Cattle Farmers and Ranchers

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from Chairman David Scott announcing that he will be introducing legislation to help small family farmers and ranchers and address the national crisis in our nation’s beef supply chain: “What has been missing from the conversation is help for the very beginning of our food supply chain, which is our nation’s small family farmers and ranchers. And, helping our nati...

Chair Abigail Spanberger Opening Statement at Hearing "A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Forestry"

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee Chair Abigail Spanberger delivered the following statement at today's hearing “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Forestry." [As prepared for delivery] Good morning, I would like to welcome you to today’s hearing, entitled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Forestry.” This hearing is our opportunity to hear from Chief Moore of the U.S. Forest Service and a va...

Chairman David Scott, Ranking Member Glenn "GT" Thompson Announce Online Farm Bill Feedback Form

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WASHINGTON - An integral part of the oversight and review process of the 2018 Farm Bill and further preparation for the 2023 Farm Bill is getting direct input from producers, stakeholders, and consumers on how various farm bill programs are working for them. House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn "GT" Thompson are pleased to offer the opportunity for members of t...

Chairman David Scott Announces Farm Bill Listening Session in Minnesota

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WASHINGTON – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott announced the next in a series of listening sessions entitled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Perspectives from the Field.” The House Agriculture Committee has conducted a number of hearings in Washington, DC focused on the 2018 Farm Bill and improvements that can be made in the 2023 Farm Bill. This series of listening sessions ...

Schedule Advisory

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – 10:00 AM ET Hybrid Hearing – 1300 Longworth and via Zoom Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry RE: “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Forestry” A live stream of the hearing will be available on YouTube. All additional information on this hearing can be found here. Thursday, July 14, 2022 – 9:30 AM ET Hybrid Hearing – 1300 Longworth and via Zoom Full Committee on Agricu...

Chairman David Scott Announces Farm Bill Listening Session in Washington

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WASHINGTON – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott announced the third in a series of listening sessions entitled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Perspectives from the Field.” The House Agriculture Committee has conducted a number of hearings in Washington, DC focused on the 2018 Farm Bill and improvements that can be made in the 2023 Farm Bill. This series of listening sessions...

Farm Bill Listening Session in California

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WASHINGTON – The House Agriculture Committee has conducted a number of hearings in Washington, DC focused on the 2018 Farm Bill and improvements that can be made in the 2023 Farm Bill. This series of listening sessions, entitled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Perspectives from the Field,” allows House Agriculture Committee Members to gather input from producers and consumers on the ground across...

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