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Conaway on Conservation Title Changes in Farm Bill Draft

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway released his draft of the new farm bill last Thursday, known as the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or HR-2. During a teleconference, Conaway noted the bill makes changes to conservation programs, including the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Conaway on Conservation Title Changes in Farm Bill Draft

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Chairman Conaway Introduces the Agriculture and Nutrition Act

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Three years, 114 hearings, six listening sessions and countless industry meetings have laid the groundwork for the 2018 Farm Bill. And, the House Agriculture Committee delivered what they call a strong farm bill for producers, consumers and all of rural America. After introducing the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), during a teleconference, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael …

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House Ag Chair Says Farm Bill Work Could Possibly Finish This Year

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Washington legislators are working on developing the policy for the new Farm Bill, which is due next year. Texas Republican Mike Conaway, Chair of the House Ag Committee, said developments in the Senate this week mean the Farm Bill process can move forward.   Conaway is still planning for the farm bill process in the House to wrap up within …

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Conaway: NAFTA Too Important to Screw up

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Following a weekend meeting in Canada, House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway said the North American Free Trade Agreement is “too important to screw up.” Conaway took part in a delegation of House members that focused on agricultural trade in a discussion with Canadian officials before this week’s round of NAFTA talks. In a statement, Conaway said the goal of the …

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House Agriculture Working on 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

The House Agriculture Committee is drafting the next farm bill and could bring the bill up for consideration by the full House of Representatives yet this year. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway commented last week on the timeframe of getting the 2018 Farm Bill through the House and Senate. Conaway says the Committee and staff are putting “pencil to …

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House Member Outlines Need for Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Kansas Republican Representative Roger Marshall says families across the U.S. need the next farm bill. As part of a House Agriculture Committee video series, Marshall says there is “no single piece of legislation more important” to his district than the farm bill. Marshal represents District One of Kansas, one of the largest agricultural-driven districts in the nation. He says the …

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Conaway on Bill to Replace Guest Worker Program

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It’s been announced that Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte will introduce a bill this week that would replace the H-2A guest worker program. The bill, titled the Agricultural Guestworker Act or H-2C, was discussed during the Farm Bill listening session held in California last month. Here is House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway. 09-25-17 Conaway on Bill to Replace Guest Worker Program

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House Ag Committee Hears about Farming the Crop Insurance Program

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

House Agriculture Committee Chair Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson, along with committee members, held a Farm Bill listening session in Minnesota this week. Peterson says he learned about what is known as “farming the crop insurance program”. House Ag Committee Holds Farm Bill Hearing at FarmFest House Ag Committee Chair Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson, along …

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Conaway Welcomes Sec. Perdue to the Agriculture Committee

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“These are challenging times in agriculture, but we can rest assured Sec. Perdue will be a fierce advocate for our nation’s farmers and ranchers.” House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) welcomed newly-confirmed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Sonny Perdue to Capitol Hill to testify on the “State of the Rural Economy.” Following the hearing, Chairman Conaway made …