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Chairman Costa Statement on Issues Facing Domestic Livestock and Poultry Industry

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WASHINGTON (July 16, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued the following statement after today’s hearing on the state of the livestock and poultry industry. “As the overall economy grows, it’s increasingly clear that its success isn’t shared evenly at all levels, especially in rural, agricultural areas. Today’s hearing g... Read more »

Chairman Costa Opening Statement at Hearing on the State of the Livestock and Poultry Economy

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WASHINGTON (July 16, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California delivered the following remarks at Tuesday’s hearing on the state of the livestock and poultry economy. [As Prepared for Delivery] “Good Morning and welcome to today’s hearing of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture on the state of the livesto... 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 »

Peterson, Costa Statements on Dairy Margin Coverage Signup

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WASHINGTON (June 14, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued the following statements in response to today’s announcement of open signup for the 2018 Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. “The purpose of the Dairy Margin Coverage program is to ensure dairy f... Read more »

Chairman Costa Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing on The State of U.S. Agricultural Products in Foreign Markets

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WASHINGTON (June 11, 2019)- House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa delivered the following remarks at the subcommittee hearing on the state of U.S. agricultural products in foreign markets. [As prepared for delivery] “Thank you and welcome. We’re here to get some answers about what is really our US agricultural trade policy and its impacts ... Read more »

Witness List: Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

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Public Hearing RE: “The State of U.S. Agricultural Products in International Markets” Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:00 a.m. 1300 Longworth House Office Building WITNESS LIST The Honorable Ted McKinney, Under Secretary, Trade and Foreign Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. The Honorable Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Washing... Read more »

Hearing Advisory: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE SCHEDULE

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Previously Announced Week of June 3, 2019 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – 9:30AM 1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee Hearing RE: “Examining the Impacts of Relocating USDA Research Agencies on Agriculture Research” Week of June 10, 2019 [NEW] Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 10:00AM 1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Live... Read more »

Peterson Announces House Agriculture Subcommittee Chairs for the 116th Congress

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“I look forward to working with each of these talented Subcommittee Chairs,” said Peterson. “They bring a range of experiences and strengths to their work, and each is focused on how the work of their Subcommittee can further our efforts to bring practical solutions to the people we serve.”

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Peterson Announces Subcommittee Ranking Members

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U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today announced the Democratic members and leadership for the Agriculture Committee’s six Subcommittees. Peterson will serve as an ex officio member of all Subcommittees.

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U.S. House Approves Agriculture Committee Passed Bills

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved The Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010 (S. 3656) and The Veterinary Services Investment Act (H.R. 3519). The Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010 will reauthorize mandatory price reporting programs run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for five years. The Act requires livestock sales information to be reported and published in a timely fashion, allowing buyers and sellers to make more informed decisions.

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