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The Russia Scandal Might Torpedo a Controversial Department of Agriculture Nominee

President Donald Trump’s pick for a key Department of Agriculture position appeared to hit a hurdle Tuesday, when the GOP chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee refused to say whether the nomination would go forward. Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign aide who the president tapped to serve as the agriculture department’s top scientist, had […]

REPORT: Trump Nominee Sam Clovis Has Turned

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Politico reports: Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s controversial nominee to be the Agriculture Department’s chief scientist, has been “a fully cooperative witness” in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts told POLITICO. Show More Summary

Climate-denying nominee for top USDA science post gets caught in Russia controversy

Sam Clovis, one of the Trump administration’s more controversial nominees for a political appointment, was already raising eyebrows ahead of his November 9 confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee. To start, Clovis...Show More Summary

Senate committee to vote on hemp farming bill

The state Senate's agriculture committee is set to approve a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The proposal would set up state licenses for famers looking to … Click to Continue »

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

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.

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

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 »

BHA Responds to Senate Advance of Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

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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 »

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