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  • Conaway: Down, But Not Out
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C.— House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement on today's House farm bill vote: “We experienced a setback today after a streak of victories all week. We may be down, but we are not out. We will deliver a strong, new farm bill on time as the President of the United States has called on us to do. Our nation’s farmers and ranchers and rural America deserve nothing less.” Read more

  • Conaway Commends Trump Administration for Challenging India’s Illegal Farm Subsidies, Calls on Congress to Pass Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C.- House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), issued the following statement concerning the Trump administration’s actions to hold India accountable to its commitments under the World Trade Organization: “India has been funneling illegal farm subsidies into its agriculture industry for too long, and it’s high time they are held accountable. I commend the Trump administration for challenging India’s under-reporting in the World Trade Organization. India is not... Read more

  • COMMITTEE APPROVED: House Ag Committee Advances Agriculture and Nutrition Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – The House Agriculture Committee today passed out of committee the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2) – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Upon passage, Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the below remarks: “Today’s vote was about America’s farmers and ranchers. It was about a better future and greater opportunities for SNAP r... Read more

  • House Members from Across the Country Praise 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). The bill helps address the economic challenges facing farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Across the country, members continue offering their praise and support for the 2018 Farm Bill. Several of these members' comments are included below: “Introduction of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 marks the culminat... Read more

  • Chairman Conaway Introduces the Agriculture and Nutrition Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Upon introducing the bill in the House, Chairman Conaway said: “Rural America is hurting. Over the last five years, net farm income has been cut in half. Natural disasters and ... Read more

  • 4-H Delegates Brief Committee on the Importance of Agriculture in the U.S.
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

    Washington, D.C. – Today the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research welcomed 15 4-H students from across the country to brief members on “The Importance of Agriculture in the United States.” “I don’t know if there is anything better than seeing young people interested and passionate about the future of our agriculture industry. The presentations we heard today serve as a reminder of why it’s important we continue supporting legislation to enhance ... Read more

  • Conaway Comments on Agricultural Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C.—House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement concerning China’s unwarranted, illegal retaliation against American farmers and ranchers: “I appreciate President Trump and the administration’s efforts to enforce the terms of existing trade agreements. China’s illegal, retaliatory actions against unrelated sectors in the U.S., including agriculture, are the latest examples of the kind of predatory trade practices routinely employed ... Read more

  • Conaway Applauds USDA Implementation of MPP Improvements
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today made the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) swift implementation of improvements to the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for dairy producers: “The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 contained important provisions for dairy producers, cotton farmers and those affected by hurricanes and natural disasters. I am pleased that Sec. Perdue acted quickly to implement changes to MPP s... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Approves Budget Letter for FY2019
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee sent its budget views and estimates letter for fiscal year 2019 to the House Budget Committee. Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) offered the below remarks: “Our committee is writing a farm bill under significantly different circumstances than it was four years ago - prices were high and the farm economy was strong. Things couldn’t look more different today. Net farm income is down to the lowest level in 12 years, and high and rising for... Read more

  • Conaway, Roberts React to Administration’s FY2019 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Following the release of the Trump administration’s FY 2019 budget proposal, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) issued the joint statement below: “As Chairmen of the Agriculture Committees, the task at hand is to produce a Farm Bill for the benefit of our farmers, ranchers, consumers and other stakeholders. This budget, as with every other president’s budget before, will not prevent us ... Read more