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Chair Jim Costa and Chair Stacey Plaskett Release Statement on Joint Hearing, "Agricultural Biotechnology: 21st Century Advancements and Applications"

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WASHINGTON (October 26, 2021) – Chair Jim Costa and Chair Stacey Plaskett released the following statement after today’s joint hearing "Agricultural Biotechnology: 21st Century Advancements and Applications". "Today’s hearing highlighted the important innovations in agriculture that can help address some of the largest threats that face our world," said Chair Costa. "Having a resilient food system...

Chair Stacey Plaskett Opening Statement at Hearing on “Agricultural Biotechnology: 21st Century Advancements and Applications"

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WASHINGTON - Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee Chair Stacey Plaskett delivered the following statement at today's joint hearing “Agricultural Biotechnology: 21st Century Advancements and Applications". [As prepared for delivery] Hello, and welcome to what is sure to be an informative hearing today as we discuss the advancements and applications of agricultural biotechnology. T...

Chair Jim Costa Opening Statement at Hearing on “Agricultural Biotechnology: 21st Century Advancements and Applications"

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WASHINGTON - Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chair Jim Costa delivered the following statement at today's joint hearing “Agricultural Biotechnology: 21st Century Advancements and Applications". [As prepared for delivery] Good Morning. To start I’d like to thank our witnesses, Chairwoman Plaskett, Ranking members Johnson and Baird and the other members of the Subcommittees. Agricultu...

Schedule Advisory

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 -- 10:00 AM EDT Hybrid Business Meeting Full Committee on Agriculture RE: “H.R. 4252, To provide additional funding for scholarships for students at 1890’s institutions; H.R. 2361, Rebuild Rural America Act of 2021; H.R. 5608, Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act; H.R. 3532, To require the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out a periodic wildfire assessmen...

Chair Jim Costa Opening Statement at Hearing on State of the Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery, and Rebuilding

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chair Jim Costa delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “State of the Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery, and Rebuilding” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning. To start, I’d like to thank our witnesses, my Ranking Member Mr. Johnson, and the other members of the Subcommittee for participating i...

Chairman David Scott and Subcommittee Chair Jim Costa Statement on USTR Announcement

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WASHINGTON (June 17, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott of Georgia and Subcommittee Chair Jim Costa issued the following statement in response to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) U.S.-E.U. Cooperative Framework for Large Civil Aircraft announcement: “I would like to thank President Joe Biden and Ambassador Katherine Tai for their hard work in reaching this agreem...

House Members Hold Meeting with Federal Maritime Commission on Shipping Delays Impacting Ag Sector

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Members Rep. Jim Costa (Chair of Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture) and Rep. Dusty Johnson (Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture), with Rep. Salud Carbajal (Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation) and Rep. Bob Gibbs (Ranking Member of the Trans...

Costa Applauds Announcement of New Dealer Statutory Trust to Protect Livestock Sellers

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Today, following a release from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jim Costa of California applauded the agency’s move to protect unpaid livestock sellers through a Dealer Statutory Trust: “I am pleased that USDA has taken the necessary steps to put these protections in place for the benef...

Peterson, Costa Welcome USTR Consultation on TRQs on Canadian Dairy

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WASHINGTON – In response to an announcement today that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will begin consultations on the enforcement of Canada's tariff rate quota (TRQ) allocations for imported dairy products, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jim Costa of California welcomed the news in a stateme...

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