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Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

Chair Stacey Plaskett Opening Statement at Hearing on Supply Chain Recovery and Resiliency

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “Supply Chain Recovery and Resiliency: Small Producers and Local Agricultural Markets.” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning and thank you to my colleagues and our witnesses for joining me today as we host this important discu...

Schedule Advisory: Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – 10:00 AM EDT Hybrid Hearing Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research RE: " Supply Chain Recovery and Resiliency: Small Producers and Local Agricultural Markets" A live stream of the hearing will be available on YouTube. All additional information on this hearing can be found here. *NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed to the public. The hearing will...

Chairman David Scott and Chair Plaskett Statement on USDA Funding for 1890 Land Grant Centers of Excellence

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee Chair Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarding funding to 1890 Land Grant University Centers of Excellence: “Today’s announcement of USDA investing in the 1890 Centers of Excellence is great news an...

Chair Plaskett Statement Following Hearing on 1890 Land Grant Institutions

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WASHINGTON (December 9, 2020) - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey E. Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands delivered these remarks following today's subcommittee hearing on 1890 Land Grant universities: [As Prepared for Delivery] "We can all agree that our students are of primary concern as we work through this pandemic. Our next generation of f...

Vice Chair Adams Statement at Hearing on 1890 Land Grant Institutions

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Vice Chair Dr. Alma Adams of North Carolina delivered the following opening remarks before a hearing of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Wednesday on issues impacting the nation's 1890 Land Grant Institutions. [As Prepared for Delivery] "I’m grateful for the strong leadership of the Biotechnology, Horticulture, and R...

Chair Plaskett Statement on Roundtable with Small-Scale and Organic Stakeholders

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey E. Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands issued the following statement after hosting a roundtable with small-scale and organic stakeholders to discuss the impacts of COVID-19: “There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of our daily lives. This is particularly true for ou...

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Presses USDA on Organic Certification Cost Share Changes

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WASHINGTON (August 26, 2020) – In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Tuesday, Chairwoman Stacey E. Plaskett of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research ; Committee members Rodney Davis of Illinois and Anthony Brindisi of New York; and Congressman Dan Newhouse of Washington expressed strong concern with recently announced changes to the Farm Servic...

Chairwoman Plaskett, Democratic subcommittee members send letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue expressing concerns about CFAP

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WASHINGTON (August 7, 2020)- In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research Chair Stacey E. Plaskett, and the Democratic Members of the Subcommittee expressed concern about the inadequacies of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in providing critical support to the specialty crop industry. In the letter, the ...

Torres Small Appointed to House Agriculture Subcommittees

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WASHINGTON (July 14, 2020)-Rep. Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico was appointed to the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management subcommittee and the Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee. Torres Small has served on the Agriculture Committee since February 2020.

Spanberger, Scott, Plaskett Welcome Select Committee’s Climate Report

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WASHINGTON (June 30, 2020) – Three House Agriculture Subcommittee Chairs issued a statement today in response to introduction of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ report, Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia; Commodi...

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