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Chairman David Scott Applauds USDA Announcement on Heirs' Property Rights

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's announcement regarding heirs' rights and land ownership issues: “I want to thank Secretary Vilsack and the USDA staff for standing up and rolling out the Heirs’ Property Relending Program that was authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill. The decline in land owne...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at 21st Century Food Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture’s Role in Protecting Domestic Food Supply Chains and Infrastructure Hearing

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “21st Century Food Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture’s Role in Protecting Domestic Food Supply Chains and Infrastructure.” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning and welcome to all of the Members and witnesses we have here today. Today’s hearing is one that comes at ...

Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn 'GT' Thompson Issue Letter Urging House Leadership to Bring Bipartisan Broadband Bill to Floor

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Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn 'GT' Thompson sent the following letter to House Leadership urging them to bring H.R. 4374, the Broadband Internet Connections for Rural America Act, to the House Floor for a vote. This bipartisan bill passed out of the House Agriculture Committee on July 14th, 2021. A summary of the bill can be found here. A PDF copy of the letter can be found here. *...

Chair Jim Costa Opening Statement at Hearing on State of the Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery, and Rebuilding

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chair Jim Costa delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “State of the Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery, and Rebuilding” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning. To start, I’d like to thank our witnesses, my Ranking Member Mr. Johnson, and the other members of the Subcommittee for participating i...

Chairman David Scott and Representative Mike Thompson Applaud the Passage of H.R. 267 to extend WHIP+ for 2020 and 2021 Disasters

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WASHINGTON (July 27, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Representative Mike Thompson applaud the passage of H.R. 267 to extend WHIP+ for 2020 and 2021 disasters: “I’m glad that we were able to come together in a bipartisan way to pass this bill that, once enacted, will provide the framework for getting much needed disaster assistance to our agricultural producers. As we c...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at 2020 WHIP+ Reauthorization Act and Associated Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute Business Meeting

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's business meeting titled “To Consider H.R. 267, 2020 WHIP+ Reauthorization Act and associated Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute.” [As prepared for delivery] Thank you all for participating in this important business meeting today. The issues before us are of critical importance to agricu...

Chairman David Scott Announces Hearing on 21st Century Food Systems

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WASHINGTON (July 22, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott today announced the upcoming Full Committee hearing titled “21st Century Food Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture’s Role in Protecting Domestic Food Supply Chains and Infrastructure”, which will take place on July 29th at 10:00 am ET. “Next week will mark a historic moment for this Committee and our discussion on...

Chair Abigail Spanberger Opening Statement at Hearing The U.S. Wood Products Industry: Facilitating the Post COVID-19 Recovery

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “The U.S. Wood Products Industry: Facilitating the Post COVID-19 Recovery.” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning! Welcome to today’s hearing — “The U.S. Wood Products Industry: Facilitating the Post COVID-19 Recovery.” The U.S. wood produc...

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