There will be no new farm bill passed by the end of 2013, according to House and Senate negotiators. The Agriculture Committee members said they cannot proceed with a new bill until they receive the budget scores from the Congressional...Show More Summary
The Chair of the Canadian Pork Council (CPC), Jean-Guy Vincent, and CPC’s Executive Director, Martin Rice, appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food and the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade as witnesses to the committee's study on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is calling for nominations for a re-chartered Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee.
Farm Bill – Policy Issues David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Farm bill talks stumbled badly Thursday and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) said it would be ‘very challenging’ now for him to meet the Republican leadership’s schedule of having a final agreement back on the House floor by Dec. 13. “The Oklahoma […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street's top U.S. derivatives regulator could soon be left with a leadership vacuum after a key U.S. senator said Tuesday she does not expect her committee to vote on President Barack Obama's nominees to replace its departin...
Four members of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture are among the latest in Congress to write to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding a proposal to change how safety inspections are done in poultry plants. The lawmakers, including committee chairman Rep. Frank D. Lucas (R-Okla.) and ranking member Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.), support the […]
Is it a coincidence that in the two-plus year hiatus of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee we’ve seen no progress on the farm bill or immigration reform, and have seen a government shut down and increasing polarization in the capitol?
Bringing back the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee after more than a two-year absence has been a goal for industry lobbyists.
Farm Bill During a radio interview yesterday with J. Doug Williams (K-101-FM radio, Woodward, Okla.), House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R., Okla.) indicated that, “And I am in the process, with my senior colleagues on the House side on the Ag Committee, to try to negotiate out the differences between us and the Senate. […]
CONGRESS WANTS NEW ENERGY FOR FARMERS Senators, Advocates Push For Funded Energy Title In New Farm Bill 8 November 2013 (Solar Industry) "Eight U.S. Senators have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry urging it to include a strong energy title in the current farm bill it is developing. Show More Summary
Might the costly US mandate for adding corn ethanol to gasoline finally be ripe for reform? Late last week, Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Jim Costa (D-CA), both members of the House Agriculture Committee, joined with 167 other...Show More Summary
Farm Bill Issues; Food Labeling Issues David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow signaled Tuesday that face-to-face talks among the top four farm bill negotiators will resume this week, and she is upbeat enough to hope for a deal by Thanksgiving. “‘I hope so. It’s doable,’ the Michigan Democrat said. […]
Farm Bill: Lawmaker Perspective An update posted on Saturday at FOX 34 News (KJTV-TV- Lubbock, Tex.) Online reported that, “Representative Frank Lucas [R., Okla.], chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, toured the food safety lab at Texas Tech [on Saturday]. The ag committee is crafting a five-year farm bill. Lucas said a key component of that […]
Farm Bill Patricia Murphy reported yesterday at The Daily Beast Online that, “The next battle in the GOP civil war opened Wednesday as members of the House and Senate Agriculture committees sat down to hammer out differences over two versions of the Farm Bill. The massive piece of agriculture and nutrition legislation usually sails through both chambers, […]
Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees held their first public meeting to consider the 2013 farm bill. -kg
The top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee is pushing back hard against the notion of wrapping farm policy into the broad budget conference set Read more...
Once my Congressman was Tom Foley, D-Spokane, Wash. At the time, he also chaired the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture (1975-81). That was fortunate for me because at the time I was a daily newspaper reporter assigned to cover the second largest county in Foley’s eastern Washington congressional district where after the Land Grant university... Continue Reading
A giant fell today. Tom Foley -- former House Speaker, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and ambassador to Japan -- and the man who, along with Senators George McGovern and Bob Dole, did more than any other lawmaker to build...Show More Summary
Farm Bill Issues Sabrina Eaton reported yesterday at The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) Online that, “Rep. Marcia Fudge of Warrensville Heights – who has used her position on the House Agriculture Committee to protect the food stamp program – has been named a Democratic member of a House of Representatives negotiating team that will hammer out a […]
Farm Bill Issues An update at the Red River Farm Network Online (viewed earlier this morning), reported that, “The farm bill conference committee has finally been named, but House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson says there are still a lot of problems. One big one everybody knows about is food stamps, but Peterson says there’s […]