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  • UPDATE House Agriculture Committee Statement on Traffic Accident in Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Midland, Texas – The House Agriculture Committee issued the following update regarding the traffic accident in El Campo, Texas: “We feel incredibly blessed to report that following today’s car accident involving two members of the House Agriculture Committee staff and one USDA staff member, all those involved in the accident have been discharged from El Campo Memorial Hospital. Our team offers its thanks to the first responders, doctors, nurses and staff for their excellent care. Chairman Conawa... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Statement on Traffic Accident in Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Thursday afternoon, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway and Texas State Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller were in El Campo, Texas surveying damage from Hurricane Harvey and meeting with producers and farmers. As they were leaving an event with producers, a vehicle traveling with them was involved in a traffic accident with another vehicle. Secretary Perdue, Chairman Conaway and Commissioner Miller were riding in separate vehicles and were... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Gathers Farm Bill Input at Illinois Farm Progress Show
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Decatur, Illinois – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) and members of the committee hosted a farm bill listening session, “Conversations in the Field,” at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Following the listening session, Chairman Conaway and Ranking Member Peterson made the below remarks: “Producers from across the country gather at the Farm Progress Show every year for the latest in ag innovation and services... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Visits California for Farm Bill Listening Session
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Modesto, Calif. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) along with several members of the committee, hosted a farm bill listening session, “Conversations in the Field,” at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. Following the listening session, Chairman Conaway made the below remarks: “California provides the country with an abundance of products, including fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, livestock and nursery products. This wide cross-section of U.S. agr... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Gathers Farm Bill Input at Minnesota Farmfest
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Morgan, Minn. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) and members of the committee, hosted a farm bill listening session, “Conversations in the Field,” at Farmfest in Morgan, Minnesota. Following the listening session, Chairman Conaway and Ranking Member Peterson made the below remarks “Midwest agriculture is wide and diverse, and each sector faces different challenges and opportunities. I appreciated joining Ranking Member ... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Welcomes Farm Bill Input from Texas Producers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    San Angelo, Texas – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) and members of the committee, hosted a farm bill listening session, “Conversations in the Field,” at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Following the listening session, Chairman Conaway and Ranking Member Peterson made the below remarks: “Agriculture is the lifeblood of Texas, and the stories we heard from farmers and ranchers today strike at the heart of w... Read more

  • Conaway, Peterson Announce Farm Bill Listening Session in Illinois
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) announced a committee listening session, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois to gather input from farmers, ranchers and stakeholders. Upon announcement the chairman and ranking member made the following remarks: “As our committee travels across the country gathering input from farmers, ranchers and stakeho... Read more

  • Conaway Praises Quality CFTC Nominees, Calls for Swift Senate Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Markets and Finance

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today issued the following statement after the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on three nominations for commissioners to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC): “I applaud the White House for its quality nominations to the CFTC and thank the Senate Agriculture Committee for their swift consideration. As we look to protect the public and ensure the integrity of our futures and swaps market... Read more

  • Ag Chairmen Challenge FFA Leaders to Advocate for Agriculture
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, today addressed more than 600 FFA members, urging them to advocate on behalf of agriculture and take advantage of the plentiful amount of jobs within agriculture. “Our country needs more people like you, who know where their food and fiber come from, the hard work it takes to get it from the farm to the store, and the value of a more rural way of life,” Chairman Roberts said. “Your v... Read more

  • Conaway: Agriculture Stands to Benefit from NAFTA Renegotiation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to highlight opportunities for agriculture in the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and members of the committee heard from various stakeholder groups on opportunities to achieve the best deal possible for American agriculture. Following the hearing, Chairman Conaway made the below remarks: “Trade is vital to U.S. agriculture and nowhere is it more i... Read more