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  • ICYMI: Industry Leaders Share Support of Broadband for Rural America Act
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 3, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

    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... Read more

  • Republican Leader Thompson Talks Conservative Climate Solutions With Guy Benson
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 27, 2021 | Preview rr

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  • 2021 Ag & Food Policy Summit - Perspective, Glenn ‘G.T.’ Thompson, House Ag Committee Ranking Member
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    This year's theme of the 2021 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit was "Climate Risks, Rewards & Uncertainties" and featured three half-day sessions from March 22 - 24, 2021. This session was moderated by Philip Brasher, Executive Editor, Agri-Pulse and features Glenn ‘G.T.’ Thompson, House Ag Committee Ranking Member. Read more

  • Agri-Talk Interview with Republican Leader Thompson
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    Agri-Talk Farm Journal news director John Herath sits in for Chip this morning and we have a packed show. U.S. Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15) discusses the COVID-19 package that was passed late last week. Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, talks about the 10th Circuit Appeals Court's ruling being endorsed by the EPA and what happens next. And Lance Honig, crops branch chief at USDA-NASS, explains the March survey and addresses some concerns farmers ha... Read more

  • DC Signal to Noise: Thompson Looks at Partisanship in the Ag Committee
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    Farm Journal The House Agriculture Committee is often touted as a sanctum of bipartisanship. It was anything but as the first markup of the 117th Congress was held, examining a majority-drafted coronavirus aid bill. One Republican sponsored amendment, also backed by Democrat Cindy Axne of Iowa, made it through committee. That addition, that would have extended WHIP+ disaster aid to 2020 events such as the Iowa derecho, was stripped out of the legislation in the rules committee. House Agriculture... Read more

  • Competing Covid Relief Plan Offered by House Farm Panel GOP
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    Bloomberg Government Megan Boyanton House Agriculture Committee Republicans plan to introduce their own Covid-19 relief plan Thursday, showcasing their priorities for a bipartisan package. The discussion draft spearheaded by ranking member Glenn “GT” Thompson (Pa.) and other panel Republicans would provide $2.1 billion for rural health clinics, hospitals, schools, and other facilities, and $1 billion for biofuels producers hurt by the pandemic, among other measures to support farmers, ranchers, ... Read more

  • House Ag Committee starts out with partisanship
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 11, 2021 | Preview rr

    Farm Progress Jacqui Fatka After watching 8 hours of debate between the Democrats and Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday one thing is clear: The committee’s history of bipartisanship is in serious jeopardy. And it could bring a rocky start for a Congress needing a glimmer of hope for bipartisanship for the 117th Congress. In the last three months since the election, many farm policy watchers hoped bipartisanship could prevail with narrow margins in the House and a dead-even... Read more

  • Ag districts maintain representation with new House Ag GOP additions
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on January 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    Agri-Pulse By Spencer Chase Seven Republicans are joining the House Agriculture Committee this year, three of whom — Randy Feenstra of Iowa, Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota and Tracy Mann of Kansas — represent some of the top ag districts in the country. Feenstra’s Iowa district was represented on the committee by Steve King until he was stripped of committee assignments in 2019. Mann’s Kansas district was represented by Roger Marshall, who won the Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Pat Ro... Read more

  • A Food Fight Worth Having
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    By WSJ Editorial Board An old line from writer P.J. O’Rourke is that the two most terrifying words in Washington are “bipartisan consensus,” and the Senate farm bill looks like a classic example. Before it went on its Fourth of July recess the Senate whooped through, 86-11, a farm bill whose only imagined virtue is broad support from both parties. At least there’s still a chance to improve the final product, particularly on work incentives in welfare. The farm bill is a Beltway totem that featur... Read more

  • House Farm Bill Makes Good on Promise of American Dream
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Townhall By Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11), Chairman House Agriculture Committee and Tarren Bragdon, CEO and president of the Foundation for Government Accountability The American Dream, that anyone who works hard enough can create a good life for themselves and their families, is part of our nation’s DNA. Our parents and grandparents believed in it—many of them lived it. Our Founding Fathers believed the pursuit of happiness was an inalienable right, and the opportunity to find self-made success ins... Read more