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What They Are Saying: Industry Leaders Applaud Bipartisan Ag Working Group’s Final Report

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Industry leaders and associations are applauding the House Committee on Agriculture’s bipartisan Agriculture Labor Working Group’s final report. The final report is the product of a months-long effort to identify workforce challenges faced by the agriculture industry and propose potential legislative solutions to them. Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “AFBF thanks the Agri...

Bipartisan Members Plot Roadmap to Ease Farm Labor Crisis

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WASHINGTON, DC—House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) and Ranking Member David Scott (GA-13)released the following joint statement after the bipartisan Agricultural Labor Working Group (ALWG) released its final report. The final report is the product of a months-long effort to identify workforce issues faced by the nation’s agricultural producers and offer specific po...

Thompson, McHenry, Hill, Johnson Press Yellen on FSOC’s Calls to Fill Regulatory Gaps in Spot Market for Non-Security Digital Assets

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Today, the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), Chairman of the Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion Subcommittee, French Hill (AR-02), and the Chairman of the Commodity Markets, Digital Assets, and Rural Development Subcommittee, Dusty Johnson (SD-AL), sent a letter t...

Thompson, Scott Statement on Passing of Mike Gill

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson and Ranking Member David Scott released the following statement on the passing of Mike Gill: “We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic and untimely passing of Mike Gill, former chief of staff to CFTC Commissioner Chris Giancarlo. Mike was a dedicated public servant, loving father and husband, and friend to all he met. Please join us i...

Thompson, Comer Statement on GAO Report on Foreign Ownership of U.S. Farmland

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Following the publication of a requested report on foreign ownership and investment in U.S. farmland by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson and House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer issued the following statement: “Growing foreign ownership of U.S. farmland, particularly by China, poses a direct thre...

Chairman Thompson Dismisses Shortsighted GAO Report

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Following the publication of a one-sided report on the federal crop insurance program by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson issued the following statement: “The recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on crop insurance isn’t worth the paper it is printed on. GAO uses inconsistent performance metrics to make an apples...

Thompson, Scott Statement on USMCA Dairy Dispute Decision

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson and Ranking Member David Scott today released the following statement after the USMCA dispute settlement panel issued its finding regarding Canada’s dairy tariff-rate quota (TRQ) allocation measures in favor of Canada: “We are disappointed in today’s announcement and the decision of the dispute panel. It is critical the U.S. encourage and en...

Thompson, Stabenow, Boozman, Scott Statement on Farm Bill Extension

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The four leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released the following statement on a Farm Bill extension: “As negotiations on funding the government progress, we were able to come together to avoid a lapse in funding for critical agricultural programs and provide certainty to producers. This extension is in no way a substitute for passing a 5-year Farm Bill and we remain committed...

Crawford & Davis Release Interim Agriculture Labor Report

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Today, co-chairs of the Agricultural Labor Working Group, Reps. Rick Crawford (AR-01) and Don Davis (NC-01), released an interim report on the activities of the Working Group and the issues identified from a series of roundtables conducted over the past four months. “I’m proud to release the Ag Labor Working Group’s interim report which lists our initial findings after months of talking and meetin...

Chairman Thompson Reacts to Chlorpyrifos Ruling

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Following the Eight Circuit ruling in favor of growers in the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association et al. v. Regan case, Glenn “GT” Thompson, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, issued the following statement: “The Biden Administration put political science before sound science to curry favor with activist groups when issuing a final rule to revoke all tolerances for chlorpyr...