Opening Statements
Opening Statement: Republican Leader Glenn 'GT' Thompson Full Committee Hearing: 1890 Land Grant Institutions: Investing for Agricultural Resiliency, Equity, and Global Impact
June 16, 2021
Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning, and thank you, Chairman Scott, for holding this hearing today. Before I begin, a point of personal privilege if I may. While I certainly appreciate today’s hearing and topic, I again want to make clear that I hope this Committee can turn its attention to the needs of production agriculture, including hearing the testimony of Secretary Vilsack. The next Farm Bill will be here before we know it, and it is imperative that we address 2018 Farm Bill ove... More
Opening Statements
Opening Statement: Republican Leader Michelle Fischbach Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Hearing: Examining Opportunities for Growth and Investment in Rural America
June 15, 2021
Remark as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and hello to my colleagues and welcome to our witnesses. It is nice to be here for the first meeting of our Subcommittee this Congress. Like many of you, I represent an extremely rural district. We are among the top ag-producing districts in the nation and are responsible for nearly half of Minnesota’s agricultural sales. My district plays an important role in our country’s ag economy, and there is real value in making sure those rural co... More
Press Releases
Republican Ag Committee Leadership Announces Release of Study Confirming Devastating Impact of Inheritance Tax Code Changes on Family Farmers and Ranchers
June 15, 2021
The Republican leaders of the agriculture committees in Congress are highlighting a new study that confirms Democrats' proposed changes to taxes on inherited property will have a devastating impact on the next generation of family farmers and ranchers. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Ranking Member, House Committee on Agriculture, and Senator John Boozman, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, requested the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Tex... More
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Thompson: New WOTUS Definition Sign of Trouble for Rural America
June 9, 2021
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army announced the intent to establish a new definition of "Waters of the United States," or WOTUS. Following the announcement, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn 'GT' Thompson, issued the following statement: "President Trump’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule provided long-overdue certainty and clarity for landowners affected by the scope of 'Waters of the United States' (WOTUS) jurisdiction. The process ... More
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ICYMI: Industry Leaders Share Support of Broadband for Rural America Act
June 3, 2021
Washington, DC—Recently, the House Agriculture Committee introduced the Broadband for Rural America Act, a blueprint for a better-connected America. The bill has garnered widespread support from Members of Congress as well as industry leaders. Zippy Duvall, President of American Farm Bureau Federation “We must continue to expand access to broadband in rural America until we have fully bridged the digital divide. Broadband is critical to modern, sustainable agriculture and the quality of life fo... More
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