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Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

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... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

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. Read more »

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... Read more »

Chair Plaskett Opening Statement at Hearing to Review Implementation of USDA Farm Bill Research Programs

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands delivered the following remarks today at the hearing to review implementation of USDA Farm Bill research programs. [As Prepared for Delivery] "Good morning and thank you for joining us today as we review USDA’s implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill research progra... Read more »

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