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  • 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

  • A Salute to our Nation's Veterans
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today our nation recognizes the more than 25 million veterans who have worn the uniform and upheld their oath to defend America with honor and integrity. On November 11, 1918, the Allied Powers and Germany signed an armistice that ended World War I. To commemorate the war’s end, President Woodrow Wilson declared that November 11should be remembered as Armistice Day – a holiday to honor the brave sacrifices of the American soldiers who defended democracy and freedom overseas. Today, we know it a... Read more

  • ICYMI: The Science in Our Diet
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Food Transparency

    U.S. News & World Report By Chairman K. Michael Conaway As chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, a consumer and a father, it is important that guidance that comes out of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans report is based on sound, consistent, irrefutable science. This government document is not only a recommendation for the American people to guide healthy food purchasing decisions for a healthy lifestyle – it also forms the basis of federal nutrition policy, education, outreach... Read more

  • ICYMI: Support Grows for H.R. 1599
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation in Agriculture

    Today, nearly 500 organizations and associations, part of the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food, sent a letter to Congress urging members to support H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. Last week the House Agriculture Committee passed the bipartisan bill by voice vote and it is expected to be voted on by the House later this week. Read more

  • Country of Origin Labeling: All Cost, No Benefit
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Country of Origin Labeling

    By Rep. K. Michael Conaway Via Roll Call The World Trade Organization ruled against the U.S. for the fourth and final time in an ongoing dispute between the United States, Canada and Mexico regarding the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) program. Retaliation by Canada and Mexico will soon become a reality, meaning economically devastating tariffs on a broad spectrum of U.S. exports, from meat and fruit to jewelry, furniture and biofuels. Ripple effects will be felt in nearly every industry,... Read more

  • In Case You Missed It: Lucas Emphasizes Importance of Giving Job Creators Access to Credit
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 25, 2012 | Preview rr

    Chairman Frank Lucas spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 3336, the Small Business Credit Availability Act. Read more

  • In Case You Missed It: Protecting Endangered Farmers
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 29, 2012 | Preview rr

    The Wall Street Journal published an editorial today criticizing a policy which prevents farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley from receiving fresh water to irrigate crops and feed consumers. Read more

  • In Case You Missed It: Senate Inaction on H.R. 872 Jeopardizes Public Health in California
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on January 30, 2012 | Preview rr

    The Contra Costa Times of California published an article today on the increased danger of West Nile virus facing Bay Area residents this year. Read more

  • In Case You Missed It: Report Says Proposed Definition of 'Swap Dealer' Will Cost Energy Companies Millions
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on January 12, 2012 | Preview rr

    National Economic Research Associates, Inc. (NERA) has published an analysis of the costs that would be imposed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) proposed definition of “swap dealer.” Read more

  • In Case You Missed It: Lucas Calls for Information on MF Global Bankruptcy
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 7, 2011 | Preview rr

    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank D. Lucas was interviewed for Bloomberg Television's Street Smart program on tomorrow's hearing on the MF Global Bankruptcy. Read more