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  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Conaway: Farm Bill Passage 'It's a Big Deal for Rural America'
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) applauds the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, securing a big win for farmers, ranchers and rural America. Chairman Conaway's remarks below: My entire life I’ve never counted chickens before the eggs hatch. To have it all done now and to about to have it signed by the president, could not be more excited or ecstatic about it. It is a big deal for rural America—a really big deal. There is no piece of federal legislation that... Read more

  • Conaway Praises House Passage of 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, sending the bill to the president’s desk for his signature. Upon passage, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “House Republicans refused to stop fighting for rural America and today we’ve approved a bill that sets us on a better path – for farmers and ranchers, for rural communities, and for the American consumer. I am proud of the work we hav... Read more

  • Across the Country, Ag Groups Hail the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report as a Win
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the House vote on the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, agriculture groups and organizations across the country have hailed the bill as a win for producers, rural communities and American consumers. Below is a sampling of what they’re saying about the bill: American Farm Bureau Federation led letter with nearly 500 groups supporting the bill. American Farm Bureau Federation- AFBF President Zippy Duvall “This 2018 farm bill is a complete package – one that will serve a... Read more

  • Conaway Applauds EPA Action to Review and Revise WOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservation

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Clean Water Rule, which will review and revise the definition of ‘waters of the United States’ (WOTUS) to ensure it is consistent with President Trump’s February 2017 executive order. Following the announcement Chairman Conaway issued the below remarks: “Clear rules and clean water – that’s what the EPA should stand for, an... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Conaway: America Needs the Certainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) highlights the wins in the 2018 Farm Bill conference report for rural America and calls on Congress to pass the legislation. Chairman Conaway's remarks below: Rural America will be better off across the board when we get this thing done. You know, five years of depressed commodity prices—a 50 percent decrease in net income—savings are gone, capital is gone, and America needs the certainty—rural America especially. And so, the farm bill is... Read more

  • House and Senate Ag Committee Leaders Release Farm Bill Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) today released the text of the bipartisan, bicameral 2018 Farm Bill conference report. “America’s farmers and ranchers are weathering the fifth year of severe recession, so passing a farm bill this week that strengthens the farm safety net is vitally important,” said Chairman Conaway. “I am grateful to the P... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on USMCA Signing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after the signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “Farmers, ranchers and agribusiness in general will benefit from a strengthened trilateral trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, and today President Trump brought our nation one step closer to realizing this important victory. There are several important wins for our producers in this deal, and I look forward to Congr... Read more

  • House and Senate Ag Leaders: We've Reached Agreement in Principle on 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R- Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) made the following announcement today on the state of 2018 Farm Bill negotiations: “We’re pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement in principle on the 2018 Farm Bill. We are working to finalize legal and report language as well as CBO scores, but we still have more work to do. We are committed to... Read more

  • 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