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New SAWS scheme not ruled out

The Government has now responded to the House of Commons Defra committee report on the agricultural labour market: Response It argues that the sector faces a 'challenging situation' rather than a crisis. However, it does not rule out a new version of the SAWS scheme and says that such a scheme could be introduced within months of it being needed.

Committee to hold hearing on hemp farming bill

A legislative committee is set to consider a bill that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp in Wisconsin. The Senate agriculture committee was scheduled to hold a public hearing … Click to Continue »

Two More USDA Nominees Get Their Hearing

The Senate Agriculture Committee yesterday heard from nominees Greg Ibach to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs and Bill Northey to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. Show More Summary

Ag Export Coalition Urges Increased Funding for Export Programs

More than 120 members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports are urging leaders of the House Committee on Agriculture to increase funding for USDA export promotion programs in the new farm bill. The coalition ssent a letter...Show More Summary

Conaway Comments on Cotton Damage in Texas

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) toured south Texas last week with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to see first hand some of the agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Conaway and Perdue viewed the...Show More Summary

House Ag Committee at #FPS17

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX), Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) and members of the committee hosted a farm bill listening session at the Farm Progress Show Thursday in Decatur, Illinois. It was the fifth such session the committee has held so far. “This was a terrific listening session that will benefit us as we write the next farm... Read More

USDA seeks fruit and vegetable committee members

Nominations are due Sept.1 for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. Nominations are due Sept.1 for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee.

Statement for Hearing on “Agricultural Guestworkers: Meeting the Growing Needs of American Agriculture

PDF here Statement for the Recordof David Bier of the Cato Institute[1]Submitted to Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security,House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on“Agricultural Guestworkers: Meeting the Growing Needs of American...Show More Summary

House Ag Hearing on Specialty Crop Innovations

The House Agriculture Committee heard testimony Wednesday on technology and innovation in specialty crops as input toward the making of the 2018 farm bill. “As we look at the farm bill through the lens of the current farm economy, innovation...Show More Summary

Conservation Programs Go Before Senate Agriculture Committee

Dr. Salem Saloom testified to the Senate Agriculture’s committee hearing Conservation and Forestry: Perspectives on the Past and Future Direction. This post Conservation Programs Go Before Senate Agriculture Committee appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Discuss 2018 Farm Bill Priorities

A hearing to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill direction is scheduled in the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee on June 29. This post Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Discuss 2018 Farm Bill Priorities appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

GOP infighting stalls budget plan

Conservatives are demanding greater cuts to benefit programs such as food stamps, but are meeting resistance from other Republicans, including Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, who are balking at politically difficult...Show More Summary

Florida Hosts 1st House Ag Farm Bill Listening Session

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) hosted the very first House Agriculture Committee farm bill listening session on Saturday in Gainesville, Florida. Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) presided...Show More Summary

The States’ Rights Elimination Act

With House and Senate Agriculture committee members beginning the elaborate process of assembling the next Farm Bill, we expect another protracted fight in Congress over states’ rights and animal welfare. However, a new bill introduced this week—H.R. Show More Summary

Chairman Conaway speaks at DU National Convention

4 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 1, 2017 – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway helped kick off Ducks Unlimited’s 2017 National Convention by welcoming the crowd to his home state of Texas. More than 1,000 Ducks Unlimited (DU) volunteers, partners and supporters are in San Antonio for DU’s annual meeting. Show More Summary

France, Spain meet amid ongoing winegrowers' protests

France and Spain have set up a joint committee to try to defuse tensions in the wine-growing world, following angry protests in France against Spanish imports. French Agriculture Minister Jacques Mézard has appealed for calm after 3,500 litres of wine was emptied from tankers overnight near the Franco-Spanish border.

Secretary Perdue Testifies at First Hearing

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified at his first hearing as the new head of USDA. The House Agriculture Committee welcomed Perdue to Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify on the “State of the Rural Economy.” Perdue acknowledged that the current state of the rural economy is challenging. “Our farm economy is down about a 50 percent drop in net income... Read More

Labour crisis in agriculture

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee was not able to complete its inquiry into labour constraints in agriculture because of the dissolution of Parliament, but has produced a report that highlights some of...Show More Summary

Mike Conaway Emerges From Relative Obscurity to Lead House Russia Inquiry

6 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

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

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