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  • House Members from Across the Country Praise 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). The bill helps address the economic challenges facing farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Across the country, members continue offering their praise and support for the 2018 Farm Bill. Several of these members' comments are included below: “Introduction of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 marks the culminat... Read more

  • Chairman Conaway Introduces the Agriculture and Nutrition Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Upon introducing the bill in the House, Chairman Conaway said: “Rural America is hurting. Over the last five years, net farm income has been cut in half. Natural disasters and ... Read more

  • 4-H Delegates Brief Committee on the Importance of Agriculture in the U.S.
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

    Washington, D.C. – Today the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research welcomed 15 4-H students from across the country to brief members on “The Importance of Agriculture in the United States.” “I don’t know if there is anything better than seeing young people interested and passionate about the future of our agriculture industry. The presentations we heard today serve as a reminder of why it’s important we continue supporting legislation to enhance ... Read more

  • Conaway Comments on Agricultural Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C.—House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement concerning China’s unwarranted, illegal retaliation against American farmers and ranchers: “I appreciate President Trump and the administration’s efforts to enforce the terms of existing trade agreements. China’s illegal, retaliatory actions against unrelated sectors in the U.S., including agriculture, are the latest examples of the kind of predatory trade practices routinely employed ... Read more

  • Conaway Applauds USDA Implementation of MPP Improvements
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today made the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) swift implementation of improvements to the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for dairy producers: “The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 contained important provisions for dairy producers, cotton farmers and those affected by hurricanes and natural disasters. I am pleased that Sec. Perdue acted quickly to implement changes to MPP s... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Approves Budget Letter for FY2019
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee sent its budget views and estimates letter for fiscal year 2019 to the House Budget Committee. Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) offered the below remarks: “Our committee is writing a farm bill under significantly different circumstances than it was four years ago - prices were high and the farm economy was strong. Things couldn’t look more different today. Net farm income is down to the lowest level in 12 years, and high and rising for... Read more

  • Conaway, Roberts React to Administration’s FY2019 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Following the release of the Trump administration’s FY 2019 budget proposal, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) issued the joint statement below: “As Chairmen of the Agriculture Committees, the task at hand is to produce a Farm Bill for the benefit of our farmers, ranchers, consumers and other stakeholders. This budget, as with every other president’s budget before, will not prevent us ... Read more

  • Conaway Lauds Hurricane, Wildfire Relief for U.S. Farmers and Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following comments after the House approved long-delayed disaster relief for U.S. farmers and ranchers: “President Trump called on Congress to enact hurricane, wildfire and natural disaster relief for millions of Americans still working to put their lives back together after last year’s record-breaking losses. Today, Congress answered the president’s call. “The congressional delegations from the two harde... Read more

  • Sec. Perdue Briefs House Agriculture Committee on State of Rural Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee hosted U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as he briefed members on the current state of the rural economy and the agency’s recently released farm bill priorities. Following the hearing, Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the below remarks: “We are writing this farm bill under dramatically different circumstances than we were four years ago, when prices were high and rural America was thriving. Today, a host of factors—includ... Read more

  • Conaway Praises Administration’s Work to Streamline Regulatory Process for Pesticide Registration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

    Washington, D.C. – Following an announcement from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt that the EPA, Department of Interior and Department of Commerce have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to evaluate and improve the Endangered Species Act consultation process for pesticide registrations, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the below remarks: “America’s farmers face an endless maze of red tape, approvals, permits and expensive re... Read more