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  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Steve King. (IA-4)
    Posted in Blog on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Steven King (IA-4) emphasizes that family farms and the products they produce are the foundation of his congressional district. "This is the 2017 crop, let’s get her done before the 2018 crop." Rep. King said [in part]: We raise a lot of corn here, a lot of soybeans here, and a lot of eggs, and turkeys, and hogs, and cattle. That’s the foundation of the agriculture district that I represent. We’re covered with family farms and a deep tradition going back to t... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12)
    Posted in Blog on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12) visits with Georgia farmer R.T. Stanley on what improvements need to be made in the upcoming farm bill. “We’ve obviously got to do something about cotton…and commodity prices are too low.” Rep. Allen and Mr. Stanley said [in part]: Rep. Allen: I am talking to all of our farmers in the 12th District of Georgia to get feedback on the new farm bill. This is my dear friend R.T. Stanley. As far as the Farm Bill goes, obviously we’ve got to somet... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3)
    Posted in Blog on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3) expresses the importance of agriculture for his district and state. "...and the ag committee as it prepares for the next Farm Bill, Alabama’s agriculture programs are more important to me than ever." Rep. Rogers said [in part]: As a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, and with the Farm Bill gearing up, it’s important for me to hear what’s affecting folks back home. Alabama’s number one economic engine is agriculture, and the a... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. James Comer (KY-1)
    Posted in Blog on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. James Comer (KY-1) zeros in on the top three areas of importance for his district as it relates to the Farm Bill, including crop insurance, research and development and investing in the future of agriculture. "We have to invest in the future of agriculture. I want to inspire the next generation of farmers whether they be FFA or whether they be beginning farmers just getting started." Rep. Comer said [in part]: When I think about the Farm Bill, there are three... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-1)
    Posted in Blog on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-1) discusses the role a strong farm bill plays in maintaining a safe and affordable food supply for all Americans. "Families across the country need the Farm Bill. We’re so fortunate to have the safest most affordable food source in the world." Rep. Marshall said [in part]: Every five years Congress writes a Farm Bill. There’s probably no single piece of legislation more important to Kansas than the Farm Bill is. You know, first and foremos... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Listens to Rural America
    Posted in Blog on September 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Over the last few months, the House Agriculture Committee has traveled across the country gathering input from America's farmers, ranchers and stakeholders about the upcoming farm bill. Watch the highlights from those who know best what is and isn't working in agricultural policy. Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-4)
    Posted in Blog on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In today's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-4) shares why it is important farmers, ranchers and stakeholders share their input with members so they can make informed policy decisions when crafting the farm bill. "...it is imperative that we hear from all of our local agricultural people - whether it’s cattlemen, cotton growers, dairy, or poultry. I need their advice and their concerns." At a meeting with the Tennessee Farm Bureau Rep. DesJarlais said [in part]: The current farm bill ex... Read more

  • NEW VIDEO SERIES: #FarmBillFriday: Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2)
    Posted in Blog on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Today, the House Agriculture Committee is launching a new video series entitled "Farm Bill Friday." Every Friday, we will release a new video from members of House Conference highlighting the importance of a strong Farm Bill for all Americans. Watch House Agriculture Committee member Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2) kick off the #FarmBillFriday series. "Agriculture produces one out of every four jobs in Nebraska...We’ve got to get it right this year with the Farm Bill." Rep. Bacon said [in part]: Agricultu... Read more

  • Holladay Farms: Growing Texas Cotton Part II
    Posted in Blog on November 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    Homegrown Blog November 29, 2016 Holladay Farms: Growing Texas Cotton Part II Anyone who has driven through cotton country has experienced the pinwheel effect when passing field after field of cotton, watching parallel rows of cotton pass one after another. What most people don’t know is how those fields went from a blank slate of dry, brown dirt to a vast expanse of snow-white cotton. For Shawn Holladay, a fifth-generation cotton farmer in West Texas, it takes daily maintenance of his land to ... Read more

  • Introducing Holladay Farms: Growing Texas Cotton
    Posted in Blog on July 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    Most people would look at this photo and see a dry, dusty field in the middle of nowhere. But to Shawn Holladay, this field represents generations of his family, his livelihood, and decades of hard work and careful attention. This is largely what cotton country looks like in the spring, where acres upon acres of fields have been primed over the winter months in preparation of planting. Shawn Holladay is a fourth-generation farmer in Dawson and Martin Counties in Texas, farming on the same land ... Read more