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  • **VIDEO RELEASE** The Crop Insurance System is Working
    Posted in Blog on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Crop insurance is working. Take it from the farmers and ranchers who use crop insurance to manage the risks of modern agriculture. But cuts to the program in the form of subsidy caps, Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) means testing and the elimination of the harvest price option will kill the crop insurance program. Help us preserve this critical component of the farm safety net and oppose changes to crop insurance. Share on Twitter and Facebook. Click to view online Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Farm Bill: House Ag Highlights How Work Helps Lift SNAP Recipients Out of Poverty
    Posted in Blog on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
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    House Agriculture Committee members highlight the important provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill, Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2), dedicated to helping work-capable SNAP recipients find work or access skills and job training needed to improve their futures. Video transcript below. Share on Twitter and Facebook Click to view online Video transcript: Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-6): Well the SNAP program is an important program for the people who need it, but what people need the most is to ... Read more

  • Conaway Commends Trump Administration for Challenging India’s Illegal Farm Subsidies, Calls on Congress to Pass Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C.- House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), issued the following statement concerning the Trump administration’s actions to hold India accountable to its commitments under the World Trade Organization: “India has been funneling illegal farm subsidies into its agriculture industry for too long, and it’s high time they are held accountable. I commend the Trump administration for challenging India’s under-reporting in the World Trade Organization. India is not... Read more

  • These historic investments in nutrition assistance will change lives
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Penn Live By Vice Chairman, Nutrition Subcommittee Chairman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) When my wife, Penny, and I were just starting out in the early 1980s, like many young couples, we struggled to make ends meet. I was working full-time with individuals who were facing life-changing disease and disability on an annual salary of less than $9,000. When Penny was an expectant mother, we relied upon help from our families and also from WIC - the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Wo... Read more

  • Chairman Conaway Delivers Remarks at AEI on SNAP
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    This morning, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) discussed the proposed improvements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) within the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2) at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Video and comments from Chairman Conaway below: Chairman Conaway's opening remarks: Well thanks everybody. Robert, thanks for having me this morning. I appreciate that, it’s good to be with you. I’ll make a couple of comments real quickly. I ... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27) Feat. USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach
    Posted in Blog on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27) visits the Rudgers Dairy Farm and is joined by USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach and local New York dairy farmer, Lyman Rudgers, where they discuss the challenges of the current dairy industry and opportunities available to aid beginning farmers in their quest to be successful. "We need to do everything we can to support the next generation coming in." Rep. Collins, Rudgers and Ibach said [in part]: Collins: We need to do everything we can ... Read more

  • Let’s Update the Farm Bill to Help Lift Americans Out of Poverty
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Black Press USA By Harry Alford, President and CEO National Black Chamber of Commerce, and Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11), House Agriculture Committee Chairman From 2012 to 2015 African American-owned businesses across the U.S. grew from 1.9 million to 2.6 million. As the economy continues growing, these numbers are only expected to increase, but our nation’s Black businesses face a host of challenges, including access to a skilled workforce. Currently, there are more than 6.1 million open jobs in t... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Farmers Across the Nation Agree—Crop Insurance is Essential
    Posted in Blog on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Last year, the House Agriculture Committee traveled across the country gathering input from farmers, ranchers and stakeholders ahead of the farm bill. Among the comments, one message was clear – we must maintain a strong crop insurance program. The 2018 Farm Bill, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2), maintains and strengthens the farm safety net and crop insurance program to ensure America's farmers and ranchers can continue producing the safest and most affordable food and fiber supply e... Read more

  • How Obama and State Officials Swelled Food Stamp Rolls
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    LifeZette By Brendan Kirby Enrollment in the food stamp program ballooned during President Barack Obama’s eight years in the Oval Office, but the hemorrhaging economy he inherited in 2009 was only part of the reason. Government documents and interviews with elected officials and legal experts indicate that the Obama administration and many state governments used a variety of loopholes and gimmicks to help weaken work requirements and boost participation to its highest level in history in 2013 — ... Read more

  • Rep. Jodey Arrington Delivers Passionate Remarks on the House Floor on SNAP in 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Today, House Agriculture Committee member, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) took to the House Floor to highlight the positive changes included in the 2018 Farm Bill to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients with opportunities to improve their futures through investments in education and training. Rep. Arrington's remarks: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the gentleman, my colleague, Democratic colleague, for his comments and his personal testimony. And, I respect his... Read more