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Mike Conaway Emerges From Relative Obscurity to Lead House Russia Inquiry

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Mr. Conaway, a Texas Republican who is the chairman of the Agriculture Committee, is the accidental heir to a potentially explosive investigation.

Peanut and Cotton Growers Provide Farm Bill Input

Peanut and cotton growers provided their input into commodity programs in the next farm bill during a hearing this week before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Georgia farmer...Show More Summary

The Myth That the Estate Tax Threatens Small Farms

This is from Chloe Cho of the CBPP: The Myth That the Estate Tax Threatens Small Farms: Ahead of tomorrow’s House Agriculture Committee hearing on tax reform, a group of agricultural trade associations have called for repealing the estate tax...

Devin Nunes returns home to protests over his Trump ties

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Republican Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, represents Fresno and the agricultural Central Valley of California, a district he won over his Democratic challenger in 2016 by a whopping 36 percentage points. Show More Summary

Texas Republican Quotes Bible To Justify Taking Food Stamps Away From Poor People Who Can’t Work

Earlier this week, during a House Agriculture Committee hearing about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps low income people purchase food, Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) cited 2 Thessalonians 3:10 as reason to cut benefits to people who need them.That verse says, as Arrington put it, "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."

Perdue’s nomination for ag secretary advances to full Senate

The Senate agriculture committee approved former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as the 31st secretary of agriculture Thursday, sending President Trump’s nominee to the Senate floor for confirmation. Perdue cleared the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on a voice vote with only Sen. Show More Summary

Perdue Moves Toward Confirmation

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry today moved the Trump Administration one step closer to a full cabinet by voting to favorably report nominee Sonny Perdue to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, which means he will now be considered by the full Senate for confirmation. Show More Summary

Senate panel approves agriculture secretary nomination

The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved President Donald Trump's pick for agriculture secretary, moving the nomination to the Senate floor. The panel backed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on a … Click to Continue »

Senate Agriculture chair bucks Trump on proposed cuts to ag budget

The chairman of the Senate’s Agriculture Committee said he was not going to go along with President Donald Trump’s deep budget cuts to food, farm and rural programs — and … Click to Continue »

Maine bill to restrict wild food foraging up for vote

A Maine bill that could restrict food foragers' ability to gather wild food on other people's property is up for a potential vote. The Legislature's Committee On Agriculture, Conservation and … Click to Continue »

Microcosmic representation: Hong Kong's election committee

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Billionaire tycoons, an Olympic cyclist and even an operatic tenor are all part of the select band who will choose Hong Kong's next leader Sunday. Representing sectors from sport and the arts to real estate and agriculture, the city's election committee comprises 1,194 members from a variety of special interest groups. Show More Summary

BHA Responds to Senate Advance of Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON – Following a hearing today by the Senate Agriculture Committee to advance the nomination of former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture secretary, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney emphasized...Show More Summary

Perdue Gets His Ag Secretary Hearing

Accompanied by his four children and 14 grandchildren, former Georgia Governor Ervin “Sonny: Perdue III finally had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday and will hopefully be confirmed shortly. “I know there was some anxiety over whether there would be a secretary of agriculture nominee,” Perdue began. Show More Summary

GOP Sen. Roberts: I ‘deeply regret’ quip about insurance coverage for mammograms

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., speaks at Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue’s confirmation hearing. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., expressed remorse Thursday for making a sarcastic comment implying that coverage for mammograms shouldn’t be a requirement for the GOP’s insurance plan. Show More Summary

$6 Million to Aid Farmers & Ranchers Hit by Wildfire

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that the USDA has designated $6 million in aid to help farmers and ranchers affected by recent wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Show More Summary

Sonny Perdue set to face Senate ag committee Thursday

Secretary of Agriculture-designate Sonny Perdue will finally get his hearing tomorrow before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. President Trump nominated the former Georgia governor to serve as America’s 31st Secretary of Agriculture nine weeks ago. Show More Summary

Perdue Confirmation Hearing Set

Sonny Perdue will get a step closer to the office of agriculture secretary next week. The Senate agriculture committee will hold a hearing March 23 on the nomination of the former Georgia governor, who was the last cabinet member to be named by President Trump. Two other cabinet members, Robert Lighthizer for U.S. trade representative and Alexander Acosta for labor... Read More

Agriculture nominee Perdue will get hearing next week

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing next week to consider Sonny Perdue's nomination to be agriculture secretary. President Donald Trump announced in January that he would nominate Perdue. … Click to Continue »

Security bill calls for ag and food seats on foreign investment panel

Another bipartisan proposal with a security bent has been introduced by two powerful Midwestern senators. The legislation would put agriculture and food officials into permanent slots on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Show More Summary

North Dakota budget writers trim tax revenue assumptions

The North Dakota legislative appropriation committees have lowered expectations for tax revenue for the current budget cycle due to slumping oil and agriculture economies. House and Senate appropriation committees trimmed … Click to Continue »

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