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General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

Opening Statement: Ranking Member Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Public Hearing: “How Farm Policy Helps Farmers in Adverse Conditions”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman thank you for convening this hearing to talk about what is – unfortunately – a very timely topic. We all know that farming and ranching come with a unique set of challenges and an inordinate amount of risk. It takes a very special person to be willing to borrow six or seven figures from the bank every year – more than many of us will borrow in a lifet...

Opening Statement: Ranking Member Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Public Hearing: “Reviewing the State of the Farm Economy”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this important hearing to highlight the state of the farm economy. It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that we were in the midst of the Great Recession, but the agricultural economy was booming. Unfortunately, as those involved in agriculture know all too well, markets are cyclical and Mother Nature is unpredictable. Now, the...

Thompson, Conaway: USMCA, Disaster Assistance Critical to Supporting Farmers, Ranchers and Rural America

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing examining the state of the farm economy to highlight the tremendous challenges facing producers. After the hearing, subcommittee Ranking Member Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “Today’s testimony m...

Peterson, Conaway Announce House Agriculture Subcommittee Rosters for the 116th Congress

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Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Ranking Member Mike Conaway of Texas announced the rosters for the six subcommittees of the House Agriculture Committee today in Washington. Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Democratic members include: Chairman David Scott, Georgia Jeff Van Drew, New Jersey Filemon Vela, Texas Stacey Plaskett, U.S. Virg...

Conaway Announces Republican Agriculture Subcommittee Leadership for 116th Congress

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) announced the subcommittee Ranking Members for the 116th Congress. “With farm bill implementation underway, our subcommittees will play an instrumental role in promoting and protecting policies that are important to rural America and our country’s farm and ranch families. I look forward to working with ...

General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Evaluates Agricultural Technology and Data Utilization

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing examining technology’s role in the future of farming. Subcommittee Chairman Rick Crawford (AR-1) and members heard from witnesses about the opportunities and challenges related to investments in new technology for production agriculture. “Agricultural technology plays a criti...

Opening Statement: Subcommittee Chairman Rick Crawford General Farm Commodities & Risk Management Subcommittee: The Future of Farming: Technological Innovations, Opportunities, and Challenges for Producers

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you for joining us today. Yesterday, the full committee held a productive discussion on how technology is influencing specialty crop production. Today, our subcommittee will explore how promising new information technologies and the increasing utilization of data in agriculture is influencing the future of farming. It is a critical time for everyone involved...

Conaway Welcomes Sec. Perdue to the Agriculture Committee

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) welcomed newly-confirmed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Sonny Perdue to Capitol Hill to testify on the “State of the Rural Economy.” Following the hearing, Chairman Conaway made the below statement: “Against the backdrop of a four-year, 50-percent decline in net farm income, Sec. Perdue’s comments...

Subcommittee Continues Examination of Farm Policy

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, held a hearing to further examine the effectiveness of farm policy in advance of crafting the next farm bill. Members of the committee heard from witnesses who shared the perspectives of the cotton, rice, peanut, canola, and sugar industri...

Opening Statement: Subcommittee Chairman Rick Crawford: General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Hearing: The Next Farm Bill: Commodity Policy Part II

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing. This hearing is a continuation of the series we have been holding over the past month in preparation for the next farm bill. Over the course of the next several months, we will be working to improve upon the 2014 Farm Bill and ensure the needs of not only American farmers and ranchers are being met, but that consumers w...

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