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Opening Statement: Republican Leader Dusty Johnson Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing: "A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: International Trade and Food Assistance Programs"

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to each panel of witnesses before us. While I was not here during the development and passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, I know my colleagues worked hard to make certain Title III worked for producers, consumers, and those in need around the world, all while preserving a longstanding alliance of domestic supporters of these progr...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Dusty Johnson Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing: "Sustainability in the Livestock Sector: Environmental Gain and Economic Viability"

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to all the witnesses for being here today. I’m looking forward to hearing from these knowledgeable, solutions-focused leaders. Unfortunately, there are others who are less knowledgeable and less solutions-focused sharing their views in other venues. Earlier this week, the NYT had an opinion piece entitled “Meet the People Get...

House Advances Legislation to Provide Certainty and Increase Transparency in Cattle Markets

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Today, the House of Representatives passed a pair of bills to provide certainty and transparency in cattle markets—H.R. 5609, the Cattle Contract Library Act introduced by Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Republican Leader Dusty Johnson, and H.R. 5290, a one-year extension for the Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) Act introduced by Chairman David Scott. The current LMR authorizatio...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Dusty Johnson Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing: “Trade Policy and Priorities”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to all the witnesses before us. American farmers and ranchers produce the highest quality crops, livestock, poultry, and dairy products in the world, and they produce them efficiently. That value proposition is well-known by our customers around the globe, who purchase more than 20 percent of U.S. agricultural production. For...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Dusty Johnson Joint Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture and Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Hearing

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Thank you, Mr. Chairman for hosting this joint subcommittee hearing on agricultural biotechnology. I’m grateful this is a joint subcommittee, because obviously there are enormous implications on both the livestock and horticulture sides, and we’ll get more done working together. There is a moral and technological issue facing this committee and society – how do we feed a growing world while being ...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Jim Baird Joint Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture and Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Hearing

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Good morning. Thank you Chairman Costa and Chair Plaskett for calling this hearing today. I appreciate our friends from the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee joining us for this discussion, and I am very excited for our Subcommittees to have the opportunity to discuss this incredibly important topic. I want to also thank our witnesses for joining us today for this dialogue – I look fo...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Dusty Johnson Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing: State of the Beef Supply Chain: Shocks, Recovery, and Rebuilding

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Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, and I will start with two notes of gratitude. The first is to you. When Congress focuses in a bipartisan way on issues, good things happen. This panel, these witnesses, this is going to be a good thing. Thank you. And then I also just want to note my gratitude to other members of this Subcommittee. I mean, when I think about the number of conversations—earnest co...

Opening Statement: Ranking Member David Rouzer Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Public Hearing: “U.S. Agricultural Trade: Stakeholder Perspectives”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to our witnesses. We are especially fortunate to have you here representing production agriculture, knowing that spring is a busy time of year on the farm. I look forward to your comments about how trade has impacted your operations, and the opportunities you each see ahead in the future. American farmers and ranchers produce...

Rouzer, Conaway: Expanded Trade Access Critical to America’s Farmers, Ranchers

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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 ...

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