Scott on Block of Loan Relief for Black Farmers

Dan Economy, Legislative, Regulation

Last week, U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard, based in Jacksonville, Florida, blocked a federal plan to provide loan relief to black and other minority farmers who historically faced discrimination. Siding with a white farmer from North Florida, the Judge issued a preliminary injunction against the plan, which was part of the American Rescue Plan Act signed by President Joe …

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Vilsack Named Secretary of Agriculture, Scott to Chair House Committee

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Legislative, Specialty Crops

(NABB) — President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Tom Vilsack as the Secretary of Agriculture. Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa, served as agriculture secretary for eight years in the Obama administration and was a rural and agriculture policy adviser during Biden’s presidential campaign. He was also a contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016.  Additionally, Congressman David Scott …

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GA Cong. David Scott to Chair House Ag Committee

Dan Georgia, Legislative, Peanuts

Congressman David Scott (GA-13) was approved by the Democratic Caucus to serve as the first African American Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.  The committee is empowered with legislative oversight relating to the U.S. agriculture industry, forestry, nutrition, and rural development. “I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues in the Democratic Caucus to serve as Chairman of …

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NCC Congratulates Georgia Congressman David Scott on Being Elected Chairman of House Agriculture Committee

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Legislative, Poultry

(NCC) — Congressman David Scott (D-GA) was chosen as the next chairman of the House Agriculture Committee for the 117th Congress, overwhelmingly elected by the full House Democratic caucus. “On behalf of the chicken industry, I want to congratulate Congressman Scott on being named the next Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, a historic achievement as the first African American and …