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  • #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

  • House Agriculture Committee Visits California for Farm Bill Listening Session
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Modesto, Calif. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) along with several members of the committee, hosted a farm bill listening session, “Conversations in the Field,” at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. Following the listening session, Chairman Conaway made the below remarks: “California provides the country with an abundance of products, including fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, livestock and nursery products. This wide cross-section of U.S. agr... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Gathers Farm Bill Input at Minnesota Farmfest
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Morgan, Minn. – 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 Farmfest in Morgan, Minnesota. Following the listening session, Chairman Conaway and Ranking Member Peterson made the below remarks “Midwest agriculture is wide and diverse, and each sector faces different challenges and opportunities. I appreciated joining Ranking Member ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Texas Tribune: U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway staking legacy on passing politically tricky farm bill
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Via The Texas Tribune By Abby Livingston SAN ANGELO – In a dusty warehouse that looks like a set from the movie "Footloose," Brian May pulled wool out of a bail and held it up for an audience that included several members of Congress. “She would use this in her haute couture line, not DKNY, the suiting line,” explained May, president of San Angelo University, referencing fashion designer Donna Karan as he stretched the wool apart. This high-end wool – also used frequently by the likes of Hugo B... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Welcomes Farm Bill Input from Texas Producers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr
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    San Angelo, Texas – 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 Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Following the listening session, Chairman Conaway and Ranking Member Peterson made the below remarks: “Agriculture is the lifeblood of Texas, and the stories we heard from farmers and ranchers today strike at the heart of w... Read more

  • Conaway: Texas Values at the Heart of Farm Bill Talks
    Posted in Op-Ed on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Via San Angelo Standard-Times By Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) The history of Texas is found in its dirt. It was written by generations of farmers and ranchers who coaxed life out of our hardscrabble countryside, pioneering families who braved the wilderness and established communities like San Angelo that we still call home today. Every Texan since has reaped blessings from the land they tamed, the wisdom they shared and the values they instilled. Wisdom about the land, its people and the... Read more

  • Conaway, Peterson Announce Farm Bill Listening Session in Illinois
    Posted in Press Releases on July 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,” at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois to gather input from farmers, ranchers and stakeholders. Upon announcement the chairman and ranking member made the following remarks: “As our committee travels across the country gathering input from farmers, ranchers and stakeho... Read more

  • Conaway, Peterson Announce Additional Farm Bill Listening Sessions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 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 three additional committee listening sessions, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” to gather input from farmers, ranchers and stakeholders across the country. Upon announcement of the additional listening sessions, the chairman and ranking member made the following remarks: “With the farm economy in its worst slide since the Great Depression,... Read more