AgNet Weekly: Representative Doug LaMalfa on Farm Labor Working Group

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly

Congress is looking into farm labor needs around the nation, but it is a challenging task. The House Agriculture Committee recently announced the creation of the bipartisan Agricultural Labor Working Group, which will focus on the workforce issues faced by agricultural producers around the nation. Congressman and farmer Doug LaMalfa of California joins host Sabrina Halvorson to discuss the group …

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House Agriculture Committee Announces Subcommittee Chairs

Dan Agri-Business, Legislative

House Agriculture Chairman Glenn GT Thompson recently announced subcommittee Chairs and jurisdictions for the 118th Congress. The Pennsylvania Republican says of the subcommittee chairs. “I’m excited to welcome this talented slate of subcommittee Chairs for the 118th Congress. Their expertise and partnership are essential to fulfilling this Committee’s mandate of delivering certainty and prosperity to American agriculture and its entire value …

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Republican House Agriculture Committee Members Announced

Dan Agri-Business, Legislative

We now know the Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee. Chair GT Thompson made the announcement this week. Fifteen Republicans are returning from last year, and there are 12 who are new to the committee this year. Notables from the Southeast who are returning are Austin Scott of Georgia, Kat Cammock of Florida, and Barry Moore of Alabama. There …

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House Agriculture Committee Discusses Dairy Farm Bill Programs

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Farm Bill, Legislative, Regulation

The House Agriculture Committee met Wednesday to discuss dairy provisions in the Farm Bill. House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott (D-GA) says while the creation of the Dairy Margin Coverage program in the last farm bill has provided beneficial improvements, lawmakers must continue to ensure the dairy industry has a safety net that works. “This program provides more comprehensive coverage …

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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 …

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NCBA Congratulates Rep. David Scott On His Nomination To Chair The House Agriculture Committee

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) issued the following statement in response to U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13) being nominated by the Democratic Steering Committee to become the next Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee: “Congressman Scott is a devoted friend of America’s cattle producers and I congratulate him on being selected by his colleagues to lead the …

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Representative David Scott to Lead U.S. House Agriculture Committee

Dan Georgia, Legislative

Representative David Scott of Georgia will be the next House Agriculture Committee Chairman for the 117th Congress. The House Democratic Caucus made the announcement on Thursday after an election declared Scott the winner. Scott will become the first African American to chair the Agriculture Committee. Outgoing chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota noted that Scott will lead the committee effectively. “He will …

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Organic Program One of Many Excellent Choices for Producers

Dan Industry News Release, Organic

The House Agriculture Committee’s Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee held a hearing to review the state of Organic Agriculture from the perspective of producers. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Neal Dunn (FL-2) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “At today’s hearing, we heard directly from farmers who have chosen to use the organic …