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    • The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, or Agriculture Committee is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. The House Committee on Agriculture has general jurisdiction over federal agriculture policy and oversight of some federal agencies, and it can recommend funding appropriations for various governmental agencies, programs, and activities, as defined by House rules....

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Floor Statement by Chairman Conaway in support of TPA

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway delivered remarks on the House floor in favor of H.R. 1314, a bill that advances Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the U.S., it is imperative for the U.S. to work to reduce and elim... Read Full Article

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Subcommittee Reviews Implementation of Conservation Programs in the 2014 Farm Bill

Today, Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the implementation of conservation programs included in the Agricultural Act of 2014. The subcommittee heard from two panels of witnesses, ... Read Full Article

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Opening Statement: Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson Conservation & Forestry Subcommittee: Implementing t

Remarks as prepared: Good morning. Welcome to today’s hearing to review the implementation of conservation programs in the Agricultural Act of 2014. Since 1985, Congress created over 20 farm bill conservation programs to address specific natural resource concerns. With this piecemeal approach over t... Read Full Article

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House passes bill to repeal mandatory COOL for beef, pork, and chicken

Today, the House passed H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act, by a vote of 300-131. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), H.R. 2393 amends the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946 to effectively repeal mandatory country of origin labeling requ... Read Full Article

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Floor Statement by Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway H.R. 2393

Remarks as prepared for delivery:  “Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015, and yield myself such time as I may consume. ‘Mandatory country of origin labeling is really a marketing program, a heavy-handed approach by this Federal Governme... Read Full Article

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Agriculture Committee holds hearing: Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: The Means to Climbing the Ec

Today, the House Agriculture Committee continued its full-scale review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP, by examining the tools that are available to help SNAP recipients climb the economic ladder. Members of the committee heard ... Read Full Article

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Opening Statement: Chairman K. Michael Conaway Hearing on the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: The

Remarks as prepared for delivery: I want to welcome our witnesses to today’s hearing and thank them for taking the time to share their perspectives as we explore the means to helping families climb the economic ladder. This hearing, like those before, builds upon the Committee’s top-to-bottom review... Read Full Article

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House Passes CFTC Reauthorization Bill

Today, the House passed H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-Users Relief Act, by a vote of 246-171. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Rep. Austin Scott (GA-8), and Rep. David Scott (GA-13), this bill reauthorizes the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), ... Read Full Article

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House Passes Three Agricultural Measures

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued a statement after the House passed the following bills: H.R. 2051, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act, H.R. 2088, the United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act, and H.R. 2394, the National Forest Foundation Reaut... Read Full Article

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Support for COOL repeal keeps growing

Today, the COOL Reform Coalition sent Congress a letter to express strong support for H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Amendments Act of 2015. House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan bill, along with several of his colleagues, and the ... Read Full Article

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Support for Commodity End-User Relief Act

Tomorrow, the House will consider H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-User Relief Act. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Rep. Austin Scott (GA-8), and Rep. David Scott (GA-13), this bipartisan bill will reauthorize and improve the operations of the Commodity Fut... Read Full Article

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Farmer Veterans on Capitol Hill display agricultural products, raise awareness

Pictured: Chairman Conaway with Josh Eilers, founder of Ranger Cattle LLC in Austin, TX, and a U.S. Army veteran. As a Sergeant, Eilers served as team leader in the U.S. Army’s elite First Ranger Battalion.   Pictured: Chairman Conaway with Calvin Riggleman, a veteran, chef, farmer and the first p... Read Full Article

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Full Committee on Agriculture – Public Hearing: Past, Present, & Future of SNAP

1300 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. Full Committee – Public Hearing Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: The Means to Climbing the Economic Ladder... Read Full Article

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Committee on Agriculture Reviews Agricultural Subsidies in Foreign Countries

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to review rising foreign agriculture subsidies. Members of the Committee heard from Dr. Darren Hudson, Director of the International Center for Agricultural Competitiveness (ICAC) at Texas Tech University, and Craig A. Thorn, partner at DTB As... Read Full Article

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Opening Statement: Chairman K. Michael Conaway Review of Agricultural Subsidies in Foreign Countries

Remarks as prepared for delivery: This hearing on agricultural subsidies in foreign countries will come to order. I am pleased to have before us two expert witnesses on the topic of today’s hearing. I will not steal the thunder from our witnesses but it is important for me to observe that there are ... Read Full Article

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