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  • Conaway: COVID-19 Relief Bill Provides Crucial Help to All Americans, Urges USDA to Quickly Announce Help to Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to House passage of the COVID-19 relief bill: “Today, the House passed legislation that will provide immediate economic relief to all Americans to help our country get through these extremely trying times. Included in this relief package is critical help for our farm and ranch families, who are officially recognized by the U.S. government as critical infrastructure a... Read more

  • Conaway Salutes Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural America on National Agriculture Day, Questions Why House Democrats Left Agriculture out of COVID-19 Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement in commemoration of National Agriculture Day: “Our country is blessed with the safest, most abundant, and most affordable food and fiber supply in the world. "The COVID-19 pandemic has made us question what life would be like if we could not buy what we need to feed and care for our families. The good news is that our nation’s farmers and ranchers, and the entire food, fiber, fu... Read more

  • Rouzer, Conaway: Expanded Trade Access Critical to America’s Farmers, Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to examine U.S. agricultural trade from the perspective of stakeholders. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “There is no question that trade is vitally important to American farmers and ranchers looking to expand market access for their products. For decades, we... Read more

  • Conaway: USDA Remains Committed to Supporting America’s Farmers and Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee on the “State of the Rural Economy.” Following the hearing, Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released this statement: “Between a brutal string of natural disasters, a continued slump in the rural economy, and the impacts of nearly 30 years of predatory trade practices from China, America’s farmers and ranchers continue to face trying times. I’m grateful... Read more

  • LaMalfa: Innovative Wood Products Encourage Forest Health, Rural Economic Growth
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservation and Forestry

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to examine how innovative wood products can promote rural economies and healthy forests. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) released the following remarks: “Federal forest lands are economic drivers for many rural communities, but due to the decline in timber harvest on these lands, jobs and local businesses have diminished. Today’s hearing showed ways... Read more

  • Chairman Scott, Ranking Member Scott Following Meeting with European Financial Regulatory Body
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

    Washington, DC – House Agriculture Committee’s Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Chair David Scott and Ranking Member Austin Scott, both of Georgia, issued the following statement Thursday after meeting with financial market regulators from the European Commission (EC) to discuss new amendments to the European Union’s European Market Infrastructure Regulations (EMIR 2.2) that could potentially subject U.S. clearinghouses to regulation within the EU: “The Commodity Futures Trad... Read more

  • Dunn: Subcommittee Examines Opportunities and Challenges of Local Agriculture Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee held a hearing to explore economic opportunities from local agricultural markets. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Neal Dunn (FL-2) released the following remarks: “Today’s hearing was an important reminder that American agriculture is as diverse as ever. Every day, American farmers and ranchers use innovative practices to meet the ever-changing demands of consumers. W... Read more

  • Conaway: Re-Proposed Rule on Speculative Position Limits Shows Promise
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

    Washington, DC — Thursday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted to approve a proposed rule on speculative position limits in futures and derivatives markets. Following the Commission's meeting, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released this statement: “I appreciate the hard work that Chairman Tarbert, his fellow commissioners, and the Commission staff did to re-propose this rule. I am encouraged that it offers a robust process for hedgers to ... Read more

  • Conaway: USMCA Signing Marks Huge Win for Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, DC – House Agriculture Committee K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after attending the White House United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signing ceremony: “President Trump promised America’s farmers and ranchers a better trading relationship with our North American neighbors, and today, he fulfilled that pledge by signing USMCA into law. I look forward to Canada quickly approving USMCA, so all three nations can reap the benefits of this historic trad... Read more

  • LaMalfa, Conaway: Farm Bill Conservation Program Implementation Well Underway
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservation and Forestry

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to review implementation of conservation programs in the 2018 Farm Bill. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “In the 2018 Farm Bill, we prioritized a strong Conservation Title by protecting funding and modernizing the programs within. I’m continually impressed by Ame... Read more