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  • Conaway Praises Initial USMCA Prospects for Production Agriculture
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) offered the following statement after President Trump announced that the United States, Canada and Mexico have reached an agreement on the renegotiated NAFTA, now formally known as the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “President Trump promised to deliver a modernized NAFTA agreement that was better for America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses and workers – and I’m hopeful this newly announced agre... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Holds Roundtable with Doud, McKinney to Discuss Ag Trade Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) made the following statement today after holding a roundtable with USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Gregg Doud, and USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney, to discuss the administration’s agricultural trade agenda: “We know the angst in farm country right now. Between low prices, droughts, flooding, hurricanes and the retaliatory ta... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on Farm Bill Conference Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today made the following remarks after the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee concluded its first public meeting: "Today my colleagues in the House and Senate highlighted the urgency in farm and ranch country and just how desperate times are as net farm income is slated to fall again this year. While I’m pleased with progress on the farm bill – we must pick up the pace. This will all come together quickly if all ... Read more

  • Conaway Applauds U.S.-Mexico Trade Progress
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today released the following statement upon the Trump administration’s announcement that it had reached a preliminary NAFTA deal with Mexico: “I’m very encouraged the president and Amb. Lighthizer have reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico to modernize and expand market opportunities in NAFTA. I look forward to reviewing the details to ensure production agriculture’s interests and priorities are well served.... Read more

  • Conaway: Trump, Perdue Have Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Backs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. — After meeting with the president today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement concerning President Trump’s support for on-time passage of a strong, new farm bill and the administration’s announcement of emergency aid to help American farm and ranch families weather unjustified retaliation by foreign countries against U.S. agricultural exports: “For years, our committee has highlighted that the U.S. is living up to its trade co... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Reviews CFTC Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the upcoming agenda for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. After the hearing, Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “It was clear in today’s hearing that just because the Dodd-Frank rules are written doesn’t mean regulators are done with their work. Chairman Giancarlo did a thorough job explaining how he’s trying to tackle an important review of the existing rules, and improve inte... Read more

  • Conaway: House Moves to Send Farm Bill to Conference Committee, Appoints Conferees
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives moved to send the 2018 Farm Bill to conference committee. Following the vote, Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-1) named the House conferees, or members who will seek to resolve the differences between the two chambers’ bills. House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement on the House’s action: “Today, we move one step closer to delivering a strong, new farm bill to the president’s desk on time as he has ... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Evaluates the Promise and Peril of Cryptocurrencies in the Digital Age
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Markets and Finance, Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to shed light on the promise of digital assets and the regulatory challenges facing this new asset class to ensure the promotion of strong markets for commodities of all types. Following the hearing, Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the below remarks: “Digital assets hold immense promise as an emerging area of commerce, but as today’s hearing highlighted, identifying tokens as either a security or commodity remain... Read more

  • Conaway Applauds Passage of Senate Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today offered the following statement upon passage of the Senate farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: “Passage today of the Senate farm bill reflects a hard fought victory, and I commend Chairman Roberts for his tireless efforts. I look forward to working together to send a strong, new farm bill to the president’s desk.” Read more

  • House Passes 2018 Farm Bill: Critical Legislation to Aid Farmers and Ranchers, Offer Opportunities to SNAP Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today the House passed 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 significant investments in opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Upon passage, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following remarks: “Today’s vote was about keeping faith with the men and women of rural America and... Read more