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Farm Bill Listening Session Webcast for Farmers and Ranchers

Saturday, June 24th, an event will be held in Gainesville, Florida that farmers and ranchers from across the Southeast are invited to attend. It’s being called, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.” The event is actually an informal farm bill hearing, intended to gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas …

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Southeast Farmers and Ranchers Invited to Farm Bill Listening Session

Coming up Saturday, June 24th, an event will be held in Gainesville, Florida that farmers and ranchers from across the Southeast are invited to attend. It’s being called, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.” The event is actually an informal farm bill hearing, intended to gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway …

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Discussing Changes to Peanut Program

Farmers across the Southeast are invited to join Chairman Michael Conaway and members of the House Agriculture Committee for a listening session on the next Farm Bill. It will be held Saturday, June 24, on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville beginning at 10 AM.  As Tyron Spearman reports, various topics will be discussed including possible changes to peanut …

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Farm Bill Listening Session in Florida

Ahead of the next farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) announced the first of several committee activities across the country intended to stimulate conversation and gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” a committee listening session, will take place in Gainesville, Florida on …

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House Ag Committee Underscores Importance of U.S. International Food Aid and Agricultural Development

“Americans are big-hearted people and eliminating food aid programs goes against our country’s longstanding philanthropic commitment.” The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the future of international food aid and agricultural development as a continuation of the committee’s series to examine all aspects of the next farm bill. Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and members of the committee heard …

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Conaway Applauds Delay of Compliance Dates for FSMA Agricultural Water Standards

“Producers need additional time to come into compliance with FSMA’s produce safety rules and I commend the FDA for providing this needed flexibility.” House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its intention to delay the compliance dates for agricultural water requirements in the FDA Food Safety …

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Conaway, Goodlatte Call on Attorney General to Evaluate DOJ Overreach in Prosecuting WOTUS Violation in CA Court Case

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a review of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to prosecute a California court case alleging violations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) – directly related to both the statutory exemptions for farming …

Conaway, Peterson Host Agriculture Committee Roundtable with Sec. Perdue and Amb. Lighthizer on Trade

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer along with other members of the committee in an executive roundtable on U.S. agricultural trade policy. Following the roundtable, Chairman Conaway, Ranking Member Peterson, Sec. Perdue and Amb. Lighthizer released the …

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Conaway, Roberts React to Administration’s FY2018 Budget Proposal

Following the release of the Trump administration’s FY 2018 budget proposal, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) issued the joint statement below: “We support the Trump administration’s goal of achieving three percent economic growth for our nation. USDA’s latest estimates find agriculture, food, and related industries contribute $992 billion to …

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Conaway Disappointed Cotton, Dairy Farmers Left in the Lurch

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement concerning the exclusion of critical help for cotton and dairy farmers from the omnibus appropriations bill. “It is no secret that times are extremely difficult in farm and ranch country right now, with net farm income down 50 percent from where it stood just four years ago. It …