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  • 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

  • Conaway: Trump Administration Gets New WOTUS Rule Right
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued The Navigable Waters Protection Rule, a long-overdue update defining the Waters of the United States (WOTUS). House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway released the following statement after the announcement: “This rule provides clarity and consistency for landowners affected by the scope of WOTUS jurisdiction. Our nation’s navigable waters will remain well-protected, while farmers and ranchers will... Read more

  • Conaway: One Step Closer to Delivering on USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. –Today, the Senate voted to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 89-10. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following passage: “President Trump promised to fight for better trade deals for America’s farmers and ranchers, and he delivered. Now, with the full approval of Congress, we are one step closer to USMCA providing our farm families with expanded market access and additional cer... Read more

  • USDA Continues Implementation of Critical 2018 Farm Bill Animal Health Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $10.2 million in awards through the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. USDA also announced a Request for Proposals to acquire Food and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine for the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement in respons... Read more

  • Conaway: Trump Delivers on Promise to American Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after the United States-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement signing ceremony at the White House: “In January of 2017, few believed that President Trump could successfully renegotiate NAFTA or new trade terms with China. Even fewer believed that any changes made would eliminate the unfair trading practices of our trading partners in North America or the predato... Read more

  • Conaway: USMCA Delivers a Huge Win for Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. –Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) by an overwhelming vote of 385-41. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following passage: “While today's vote was needlessly delayed by partisan politics, I am grateful that Speaker Pelosi finally brought USMCA up for a vote. Despite House Democrats' overtly-partisan obsession with impeachment, the President kep... Read more

  • LaMalfa: Voluntary Conservation Programs Preserve Land, Way of Life
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservation and Forestry

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to explore conservation program access by historically underserved farmers and ranchers. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) released the following remarks: “Our nation’s voluntary conservation programs allow farmers and ranchers to protect their land as well as their way of life. Congress has made a conscious effort to ensure that underserved producers... Read more

  • Scott: Continued Oversight of Credit Conditions Important to Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee held a hearing to review credit conditions from the perspective of agricultural lenders. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Austin Scott (GA-8) released the following remarks: “Today’s hearing was an important continuation of our committee’s work reviewing credit conditions in rural America. Our farmers and ranchers produce the safest and most abundant supply of food and fi... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on USMCA Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway released the following statement upon news of a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: “Today’s announcement of a deal on USMCA is news America’s farmers and ranchers have been waiting over a year for. I appreciate the work of President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer in delivering on the promise of an improved trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. I urge Speaker Pelosi to quickly schedule a vot... Read more

  • Rouzer, Conaway: International Food Aid Reduces Hunger, Promotes Independence
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill’s international food assistance and development programs. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “International food assistance and agriculture development programs are an important symbol of American generosit... Read more