House Agriculture Committee

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 …


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 …


Groups on House Agriculture Committee Approving 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

American Farm Bureau Federation: The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The 2018 Farm Bill is ready for debate and amendments a mere six days after its introduction. A vote by the full House of Representatives is expected to soon follow. This is great news for farmers and ranchers everywhere. H.R. 2 – The …


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 …