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Chairman Scott Statement in Support of of the American Rescue Plan Act

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in support of the American Rescue Plan Act: I rise in support of the bill, which provides relief for hungry people and for our agricultural producers, including $5 billion tailored to assist those Black, Hispanic, Native American, and other farmers of color who did not proportionately benefit from the tens ... Read more »

Chairman Scott Opening Statement at Hearing on Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's hearing on Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors: [As prepared for delivery] Good Morning, I’m excited to be here today for our first full Committee hearing and in particular to begin work on what is without a doubt the greatest challenge before us - climate change. I am... Read more »

Chairman David Scott Welcomes Senate Approval of Secretary Tom Vilsack to Lead USDA

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in response to the Senate approving Tom Vilsack to lead the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): “I applaud the Senate for approving Secretary Tom Vilsack to head the Department of Agriculture for a second time. I am excited about working with him and his staff to ensure that USDA works to support our farmer... Read more »

Witness List

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Committee on Agriculture Public Hybrid Hearing RE: “Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors” Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:30 p.m. Available for public viewing via YouTube WITNESS LIST Mr. Jim Cantore, Senior Meteorologist, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA Ms. Pamela Knox, Agricultural Climatologist and Director of Weather Network, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Mr. Zippy ... Read more »

Updated Schedule Advisory

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Week of February 22, 2021 [UPDATED- PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME] Thursday, February 25, 2021—12:30PM Hybrid Hearing – 1300 Longworth and via Cisco Webex Washington, D.C. Full Committee on Agriculture Hearing RE: “Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors” The livestream of the hearing can be viewed here. *NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed to the public. The hearing wil... Read more »

Costa Applauds Announcement of New Dealer Statutory Trust to Protect Livestock Sellers

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Today, following a release from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jim Costa of California applauded the agency’s move to protect unpaid livestock sellers through a Dealer Statutory Trust: “I am pleased that USDA has taken the necessary steps to put these protections in place for the benef... Read more »

Schedule Advisory

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Week of February 22, 2021 [new] Tuesday, February 23, 2021-- 10:00 AM Hybrid Hearing – 1300 Longworth and via Cisco Webex Washington, D.C. Full Committee on Agriculture Hearing RE: “Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors” The livestream of the hearing can be viewed here. *NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live via YouTube f... Read more »

Chairman Scott Applauds Passage of Budget Reconciliation Language

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott of Georgia expressed his support for the passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition title of the FY2021 Budget Reconciliation package out of the House Agriculture Committee last night following mark-up of the language. “I am pleased that these very important provisions have been passed through the Committee, and I thank the Committee Members fo... Read more »

Chairman Scott Welcomes Members of the House Agriculture Committee for the 117th Congress

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Ahead of today's House Agriculture Committee Full Committee Virtual Meeting, Chairman David Scott of Georgia welcomed new and returning Democratic Members of the Committee for the 117th Congress. "The issues facing the Agriculture Committee are as important now than ever before," said Chairman Scott. "While this roster includes an impressive diversity of region, background, and agricultural priori... Read more »

Agriculture Committee Subcommittee Chairs Applaud Budget Reconciliation Package

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Today, the House Agriculture Committee released the text of the Agriculture and Nutrition Title of the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Reconciliation. The package would provide $16.112 billion in funding to multiple programs and missions, including a historic effort to aid Black farmers and other farmers of color, as well as investing in 1890 Land Grants and other minority-serving institutions and communi... Read more »

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