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WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 - A bipartisan group of 184 House members wrote to Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy this week urging her to reconsider the Renewable Fuel Standard proposals the agency released earlier this year, saying they would cause a "breach of the ethanol blend wall.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 - In a landslide vote, the House of Representatives cleared a six-year highway bill Thursday morning, setting up a conference with the Senate over their different pieces of legislation.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 - Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, who represents a suburban Houston district, was selected by the House GOP Steering Committee to take over as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4,
2015 - A new initiative aims to bring farmers, input providers, government
leaders and advocacy groups together to address water quality concerns while
still increasing on-farm productivity in Minnesota, known as the land of 10,000
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 -- USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be released "very, very soon" and that the document will prove to be (very beneficial) to agriculture.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 - An amendment to the House highway bill that would have allowed for heavier loads of livestock on the nation's highways failed to receive congressional approval Wednesday after another truck weight limit amendment met a similar fate Tuesday night.
In this week’s edition of Open Mic, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway discusses what promises to be a frantic start to December as the U.S. Congress faces a deadline to approve omnibus appropriations legislation. Chairman Conaway is intent to see protection from budget cuts for the farm bill and crop insurance. In this interview, Conaway calls for administrative changes in the farm bill to help cotton farmers, discusses how the threat of trade retaliation from COOL is already affecting commerce with Canada, and the committee’s work to review the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.