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2023 Farm Bill

Opening Statement: "Member Day Hearing"

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Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered the following opening remarks at today's Member Day hearing: Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning, and welcome to the House Committee on Agriculture’s Member Day hearing. I appreciate my colleagues taking some time to share their priorities and perspectives. "For nearly three years, I have travel...

Chairman Thompson Dismisses Shortsighted GAO Report

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Following the publication of a one-sided report on the federal crop insurance program by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson issued the following statement: “The recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on crop insurance isn’t worth the paper it is printed on. GAO uses inconsistent performance metrics to make an apples...

Thompson, Stabenow, Boozman, Scott Statement on Farm Bill Extension

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The four leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released the following statement on a Farm Bill extension: “As negotiations on funding the government progress, we were able to come together to avoid a lapse in funding for critical agricultural programs and provide certainty to producers. This extension is in no way a substitute for passing a 5-year Farm Bill and we remain committed...

ICYMI: Chairman Thompson Takes Farm Bill Listening Session Out West

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Last week, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, hosted a bipartisan Farm Bill listening session in Albany, Oregon. Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), Rep. Andrea Salinas (OR-06), Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), and Rep. David Valadao (CA-22) joined the Chairman. Various groups of stakeholders spoke to members, including those representing forestry, nutrition assista...

Four Corners Issue Joint Statement on Farm Bill White House Meeting

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WASHINGTON, DC — Following a meeting with President Biden and Secretary Vilsack, Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson, Ranking Member David Scott, Senator John Boozman, and Senator Debbie Stabenow issued the following statement: “Today, the four leaders of the Agriculture Committees had a conversation with President Biden and Secretary Vilsack on the importance of passing a bipartisan Farm Bill this year....

ICYMI: Thompson Hosts Farm Bill Listening Session in Binghamton, New York

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Last week, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, hosted an official Farm Bill Listening Session in Binghamton, New York. This panel was cohosted by Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) and featured Rep. Nick Langworthy (NY-23) and Rep. Derrick Van Orden (WI-03). Members heard from a diverse group of stakeholders representing specialty crops, dairy, nutrition assistance, a...

Opening Statement: Full Committee Hearing with USDA Secretary Vilsack

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Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered the following opening remarks at today's full committee hearing to receive testimony from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack. Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning, and welcome Secretary Vilsack. "Your appearance today comes at a critical time, when Congress will soon come...

House Agriculture Committee Republicans Hit the Lone Star State

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Last week, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), led a Congressional delegation to Texas for a week-long tour of the Lone Star state. Highlights of the visit included a Farm Bill listening session in Waco, followed by a visit to McAllen to learn more about the challenges facing farmers and ranchers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Forestry in Focus — On Monday, Cha...

Ag Budget Views and Estimates Letter Advances Out of Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House Committee on Agriculture convened a business meeting to consider its budget views and estimates letter for the 2024 fiscal year. After the letter was reported favorably out of Committee, Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson issued the following statement: “The Committee’s budget views and estimates letter outlines a clear, bipartisan blueprint to invest in the hardworking...

Opening Statement: “Consideration of the Budget Views and Estimates Letter of the Committee on Agriculture for Fiscal Year 2024”

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Rep. Glenn " GT" Thompson (PA-15), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered the following opening remarks at today's Full Committee Business Meeting: "Consideration of the Budget Views and Estimates Letter of the Committee on Agriculture for Fiscal Year 2024.” Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning, everyone. I call to order the business meeting to consider the Agricultur...