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Chairman David Scott Announces Staff Addition and Promotions to Staff Roles

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott announced the following addition to and promotions for the Democratic staff of the House Agriculture Committee: Kelcy Schaunaman will serve as Associate Counsel and Legislative Assistant and previously served as Legal Clerk for the Committee. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota School of Law and Bachelor of S...

Media Advisory: Sec. Vilsack, Sen. Grassley, Stakeholders to Testify at Hearing on State of Livestock Industry

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Public Hybrid Hearing RE: "A Hearing to Review the State of the Livestock Industry” Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 p.m. WITNESS LIST Panel 1: The Honorable Chuck Grassley ( R ), United States Senator, Iowa Panel 2: The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture Panel 3: Mr. Todd Wilkinson, Vice President, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, DeSmet SD Mr. Francois Leger, O...

Schedule Advisory: “A Hearing to Review the State of the Livestock Industry”

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 -- 12:00 PM EDT Hybrid Hearing Full Committee on Agriculture RE: “A Hearing to Review the State of the Livestock Industry” A live stream of the hearing will be available on YouTube. All additional information on this event can be found here. **NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live via YouTube for press and the public.*...

House Agriculture Committee Democratic Leaders Highlight Continued Support of Disaster Relief Funding in Continuing Resolution

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(WASHINGTON) – House Agriculture Committee Democratic leaders today highlighted their continued support of the inclusion of critical disaster relief funding in the continuing resolution. These provisions – initially included in the continuing resolution passed by the House on September 21st – will be crucial in providing relief to farmers and ranchers recovering from disasters. The continuing reso...

Chairman David Scott Applauds USDA’s Announcement of $3 Billion Investment in Agriculture

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WASHINGTON (September 29, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott of Georgia issued the following statement applauding the USDA’s announcement on a $3 billion investment in production agriculture resiliency and addressing immediate animal health concerns: “I commend the USDA for addressing ongoing challenges resulting from the severe drought hitting much of the country, the threat...

Chairman David Scott and Chair Abigail Spanberger Release Statement on USDA’s Announcement Addressing Environmental Challenges to Agricultural Production

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Chair Abigail Spanberger issued the following statement in response to the USDA’s Announcement Addressing Environmental Challenges to Agricultural Production: “As companies continue to look to mitigate their carbon footprints, it means continued opportunities for our farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to participate in these vo...

Chairman David Scott Praises USDA’s Announcement on Intent to Establish Equity Commission

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Chairman David Scott Praises USDA’s Announcement on Intent to Establish Equity Commission WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in response to the USDA’s announcement of its intent to Establish an Equity Commission: “I am thankful for Secretary Vilsack’s efforts to address wrongdoing at USDA. For too long, discriminatory practices have been al...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at Hearing “Voluntary Carbon Markets in Agriculture and Forestry”

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's hearing “Voluntary Carbon Markets in Agriculture and Forestry”. [As prepared for delivery] Ecosystem service markets, including carbon markets, provide an interesting value proposition to producers, business interests, and the public at large. These markets have the potential to create new ec...

Chairman David Scott, Subcommittee Chair Cheri Bustos, and House Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Sanford Bishop Issue Statement on Disaster Relief Funding in Continuing Resolution

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(WASHINGTON) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott, along with General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Chair Cheri Bustos, as well as House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture Chair Sanford Bishop issued the following statement in response to the House including critical disaster relief funding in the Continuing Resolution: “The ag disaster assistance contain...

Witness List: Voluntary Carbon Markets in Agriculture and Forestry

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Public Hybrid Hearing RE: "Voluntary Carbon Markets in Agriculture and Forestry" Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:00 a.m. WITNESS LIST This hearing will be streamed via YouTube. Ms. Debbie Reed, Executive Director, Ecosystem Services Market Consortium and Ecosystems Market Research Consortium, Washington, D.C. Mr. Leo Bastos, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Commercial Ecosystems, Bayer, St. L...

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