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  • Chairman Conaway Talks Farm Bill on Agri-Pulse Open Mic
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) joined Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Jeff Nalley on Sunday, April 15th to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). HERE is a link to the interview and below are highlights from the Chairman’s interview: On the Farm Safety Net: “I think it’s important that we get this ’18 Farm Bill done because if producers want to flip from ARC to PLC they can’t do that unless I get this reauthorization done. Given the way those two interact with fa... Read more

  • House Ag Members Highlight Nutrition on House Floor
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, 2018 Farm Bill

    Yesterday, House Agriculture Committee members took to the House floor to highlight the importance of nutrition in the 2018 Farm Bill. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) maintains and strengthens the nation’s nutrition programs to assist those who struggle to put food on the table, while providing critical training to help people learn the skills necessary to gain well-paying jobs, financial self-sufficiency and better futures for themselves and their families. Below are highligh... Read more

  • Food-stamp work requirements will lift Americans out of poverty
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, 2018 Farm Bill

    USA Today There is a fundamental link between poverty and work. Individuals who hold full-time employment are 10 times less likely to be poor than people who are out of work during at least part of the year. But not every American has the skills and training needed to hold full-time employment. Teaching these skills takes time and resources, which is why for so long our nation has taken a piecemeal approach to supporting work and training to help move people out of poverty. Instead, we’ve focuse... Read more

  • Working on Food Stamps
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, 2018 Farm Bill

    WALL STREET JOURNAL ED BOARD April 11, 2018 A common refrain from businesses is that they can’t find enough workers. The unemployment rate is a low 4.1%, but one reason for the shortage are government benefits that corrode a culture of work. So credit to House Republicans for trying to fix disincentives in food stamps amid what are sure to be nasty and dishonest attacks. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway on Thursday will introduce a farm bill, though food stamps absorb much of the cost. Mo... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** House Agriculture Committee: This is the Farm Bill
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In coordination with the House Agriculture Committee’s launch of a new landing page, https://agriculture.house.gov/farmbill, the committee also released "This is the Farm Bill," the first in a series of videos. CLICK below to view video. Read more

  • ICYMI: Texas Tribune: U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway staking legacy on passing politically tricky farm bill
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Via The Texas Tribune By Abby Livingston SAN ANGELO – In a dusty warehouse that looks like a set from the movie "Footloose," Brian May pulled wool out of a bail and held it up for an audience that included several members of Congress. “She would use this in her haute couture line, not DKNY, the suiting line,” explained May, president of San Angelo University, referencing fashion designer Donna Karan as he stretched the wool apart. This high-end wool – also used frequently by the likes of Hugo B... Read more

  • ICYMI: The livelihood and lifeblood of rural America
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    By: Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) Agriculture is the foundation of our livelihood and the lifeblood of rural America. I like to joke with my urban colleagues who say they do not “have agriculture” in their district that as long as their constituents eat, dress, and drive, they have a vested interest in agriculture. I am honored to chair the House Agriculture Committee, one of the most bipartisan committees in Congress, and Ranking Member Collin Peterson is a great partner. The committee doesn’t... Read more

  • ICYMI: Republican and Democratic Grandmothers Agree: Stop Wasting Food
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Food Transparency

    Roll Call By: Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) Have you ever gotten into an argument about whether a carton of eggs are still good even though the date on the label has passed? It's happened in our households and we bet it's happened in yours. Although it seems like a harmless domestic disagreement, the truth is when you throw away perfectly good food simply because the date has passed, that food is wasted. While date labels are intended as... Read more

  • ICYMI: For Agriculture, Every Day is Earth Day
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Link to Article: Farm Policy Facts By: Sen. Pat Roberts & Rep. K. Michael Conaway Editor's Note: On this Earth Day, we are pleased to publish an editorial from the chairmen of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees celebrating the efforts of America's farmers and ranchers in protecting our natural resources. We've all heard it said: farmers are the original environmentalists. We say that because American farmers and ranchers were taking care of their land long before anyone told them to do ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Conaway: Agriculture Secretary Can Relieve Crisis in Cotton Country
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    AgWeb By Chairman K. Michael Conaway Cotton farmers in America are facing a crisis. Extreme drought, predatory trade practices by countries like China and India, and the lack of a viable safety net are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of American farm families. While the general farm economy is experiencing the largest three-year percentage decline in net farm income since the Great Depression, a whopping 56 percent, the cotton industry is facing an existential threat. It is against this... Read more