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  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Steve King. (IA-4)
    Posted in Blog on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Steven King (IA-4) emphasizes that family farms and the products they produce are the foundation of his congressional district. "This is the 2017 crop, let’s get her done before the 2018 crop." Rep. King said [in part]: We raise a lot of corn here, a lot of soybeans here, and a lot of eggs, and turkeys, and hogs, and cattle. That’s the foundation of the agriculture district that I represent. We’re covered with family farms and a deep tradition going back to t... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12)
    Posted in Blog on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12) visits with Georgia farmer R.T. Stanley on what improvements need to be made in the upcoming farm bill. “We’ve obviously got to do something about cotton…and commodity prices are too low.” Rep. Allen and Mr. Stanley said [in part]: Rep. Allen: I am talking to all of our farmers in the 12th District of Georgia to get feedback on the new farm bill. This is my dear friend R.T. Stanley. As far as the Farm Bill goes, obviously we’ve got to somet... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3)
    Posted in Blog on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3) expresses the importance of agriculture for his district and state. "...and the ag committee as it prepares for the next Farm Bill, Alabama’s agriculture programs are more important to me than ever." Rep. Rogers said [in part]: As a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, and with the Farm Bill gearing up, it’s important for me to hear what’s affecting folks back home. Alabama’s number one economic engine is agriculture, and the a... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Gathers Farm Bill Input from New York Stakeholders
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Cobleskill, New York – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) and members of the committee hosted a farm bill listening session, “Conversations in the Field,” at SUNY Cobleskill in Cobleskill, New York. Following the listening session, Conaway and Peterson made the below remarks: “I appreciated hearing from the good people of New York as we dive head first into writing the farm bill. From dairy to specialty crops to our nutri... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. James Comer (KY-1)
    Posted in Blog on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. James Comer (KY-1) zeros in on the top three areas of importance for his district as it relates to the Farm Bill, including crop insurance, research and development and investing in the future of agriculture. "We have to invest in the future of agriculture. I want to inspire the next generation of farmers whether they be FFA or whether they be beginning farmers just getting started." Rep. Comer said [in part]: When I think about the Farm Bill, there are three... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-1)
    Posted in Blog on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-1) discusses the role a strong farm bill plays in maintaining a safe and affordable food supply for all Americans. "Families across the country need the Farm Bill. We’re so fortunate to have the safest most affordable food source in the world." Rep. Marshall said [in part]: Every five years Congress writes a Farm Bill. There’s probably no single piece of legislation more important to Kansas than the Farm Bill is. You know, first and foremos... Read more

  • Conaway, Peterson Announce Farm Bill Listening Session in New York
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) announced a committee listening session, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field” in Cobleskill, New York on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The listening session is a continuation of the committee’s efforts to gather input from farmers, ranchers and stakeholders ahead of the upcoming farm bill. Upon announcement, the chairman and ranking member made the following rem... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-4)
    Posted in Blog on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
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    In today's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-4) shares why it is important farmers, ranchers and stakeholders share their input with members so they can make informed policy decisions when crafting the farm bill. "...it is imperative that we hear from all of our local agricultural people - whether it’s cattlemen, cotton growers, dairy, or poultry. I need their advice and their concerns." At a meeting with the Tennessee Farm Bureau Rep. DesJarlais said [in part]: The current farm bill ex... Read more

  • NEW VIDEO SERIES: #FarmBillFriday: Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2)
    Posted in Blog on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, the House Agriculture Committee is launching a new video series entitled "Farm Bill Friday." Every Friday, we will release a new video from members of House Conference highlighting the importance of a strong Farm Bill for all Americans. Watch House Agriculture Committee member Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2) kick off the #FarmBillFriday series. "Agriculture produces one out of every four jobs in Nebraska...We’ve got to get it right this year with the Farm Bill." Rep. Bacon said [in part]: Agricultu... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Gathers Farm Bill Input at Illinois Farm Progress Show
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Decatur, Illinois – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) and members of the committee hosted a farm bill listening session, “Conversations in the Field,” at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Following the listening session, Chairman Conaway and Ranking Member Peterson made the below remarks: “Producers from across the country gather at the Farm Progress Show every year for the latest in ag innovation and services... Read more