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Witness List: Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

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Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Public Hearing RE: To Review Implementation of USDA Farm Bill Research Programs Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:00 a.m. 1300 Longworth House Office Building WITNESS LIST The Honorable Scott Hutchins, Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. Read more »

Subcommittee Chairs Fudge and Plaskett Comment on Delayed Reports Due to ERS Staffing Issues

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Departmental Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, and Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands released a statement Wednesday following reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service will likely delay a large number of the agency’s ... Read more »

Chairs Fudge, Plaskett Joint Statement on OIG Report on ERS/NIFA Relocation

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WASHINGTON (August 6, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands issued the following joint statement in response to a report from the USDA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that the Administration has not followed proper... Read more »

Chair Plaskett Expresses Concerns with USDA’s Lack of Commitment to Scientific Integrity Policy

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Chair Plaskett Expresses Concerns with USDA’s Lack of Commitment to Scientific Integrity Policy WASHINGTON (July 22, 2019)- House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue expressing concerns with USDA’s lack of commitment to Scientific Integrity Policy. “I am displeased that additi... Read more »

Chair Plaskett Opening Statement at Hearing on Assessing the Effectiveness of the National Organic Program

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WASHINGTON (July 17, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett delivered the following remarks at Wednesday’s hearing on assessing the effectiveness of the National Organic Program. [As Prepared for Delivery] “Good morning and thank you for joining us today as we examine the effectiveness of the USDA’s National Organic Progr... Read more »

Hearing Advisory: Agriculture Committee Schedule

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AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE SCHEDULE Previously Announced Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 10:00AM 1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Hearing RE: “Building Opportunity in Rural America through Affordable, Reliable and High-Speed Broadband” [NEW] Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – 10:00AM 1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Livestoc... Read more »

Chairwoman Plaskett, Democratic subcommittee members send letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue expressing concern with reports of USDA withholding critical agricultural research

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WASHINGTON (June 28, 2019) – Today, House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey E. Plaskett, and the Democratic members of the subcommittee, sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue expressing strong concern. The letter can be found here. June 28, 2019 The Honorable Sonny Perdue Secretary of Agriculture United States Departm... Read more »

Chairwomen Fudge and Plaskett send letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on ERS/ NIFA relocation

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Chairwomen Fudge and Plaskett send letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on ERS/ NIFA relocation WASHINGTON (June 27, 2019) – Today, House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and, Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge, and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey E. Plaskett sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue outlining addi... Read more »

Chairs Fudge, Plaskett Voice Opposition to Announced ERS, NIFA Moves

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WASHINGTON (June 13, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge, and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett issued the following statements in response to today’s announced relocation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture from Wash... Read more »

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