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Opening Statement: Republican Leader Austin Scott General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Hearing: “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Stakeholder Perspectives on Title XI Crop Insurance”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairwoman Bustos, for convening this important hearing to discuss the Federal Crop Insurance Program. Today, crop insurance stands as the cornerstone of the safety net for many of our producers, but the program, as we know it, did not come about overnight. Though various forms of federal crop insurance date back to the 1930s, it wasn’t until 1980, when...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Austin Scott General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Hearing: “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Economic Perspectives on Title I Commodities and Title XI Crop Insurance”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chair Bustos and thank you to the four esteemed economists that are joining us today to share their perspectives on the state of the agricultural economy and the performance of the farm safety net and risk management tools in the farm bill. We all know that those involved in production agriculture are accustomed to risk, but between weather, global even...

Rep. Austin Scott: How Putin’s war is emptying the breadbasket of the world

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The Washington Examiner By Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08) Russian President Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine isn't just robbing Ukraine of its freedom — it is stealing from the breadbasket of the world. If history is any guide, the actions of this unhinged man may cause one of the most disastrous global food supply shortages since World War II. Ukraine exports over 50 million metric tons of corn an...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Austin Scott General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Hearing: “A Hearing to Review Farm Policy with Undersecretary Robert Bonnie”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairwoman Bustos, and thank you to Undersecretary Bonnie for being with us today, and congratulations on your confirmation to head up the Farm Production and Conservation – or FPAC (eff-pack) – mission area. Just over the course of the past 5 years, FPAC has been called upon to deliver multiple rounds of disaster assistance, implement the 2018 Farm Bil...

House Agriculture Committee Leadership Release Resolution Congratulating National Grain and Feed Association on 125th Anniversary

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman David Scott, General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Republican Leader Austin Scott, and General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Chair Cheri Bustos issued the following statements to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the National Grain and Feed Association. Republican Leader Thompson ...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Austin Scott General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Hearing: A Hearing to Review the Efficacy of the Farm Safety Net

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Chairwoman Bustos, thank you for holding this hearing to evaluate the importance of the farm safety net. After the experiences of the last several years in the Southeast, this hearing is vital now more than ever as we enter hurricane season and the threat it poses to farmers as well as countless other risks our producers across the country face. Not only has the p...

Republican Leader Thompson Outlines Guiding Principles for Disaster Programs in Subcommittee Hearing

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Today, Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, outlined his guiding principles for disaster programs in a General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee hearing entitled, "A Hearing to Review the Efficacy of the Farm Safety Net." "When I was selected to be the Republican Leader on the Agriculture Committee, I made it clear that my number on...

Opening Statement: Ranking Member Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson Subcommittees on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Joint Public Hearing: “To Review the Implementation of Federal Farm and Disaster Programs”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Chairmen Vela and Costa, thank you for holding this important hearing regarding implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill provisions and disaster assistance and thank you to Undersecretary Northey for attending and providing an update on the status of these important policies. As those of us representing rural America know firsthand, times are tough in farm country. Ov...

Conaway, Thompson and Rouzer: Congress Must Work Closely With USDA to Aid Producers through Disasters

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Agriculture Subcommittees on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management as well as Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a joint hearing to review the implementation of federal farm and disaster programs. After the hearing, Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Subcommittee Ranking Members Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and David Rouzer (NC-7) ...

Thompson, Conaway: Farm Policy Critical to Surviving Tough Times in Farm Country

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a public hearing examining how farm policy helps farmers in adverse conditions. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “Farmers are facing unprecedented struggles – from low co...

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