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Lucas: Agricultural Act of 2014 Marks a New Era for Farm & Food Policy

Chairman Lucas issues a statement following the enactment of a new farm bill.
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Lucas Praises House Passage of Farm Bill Conference Report

House passes the Agricultural Act of 2014 by a vote of 251-166.
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Chairman Lucas Presides Over Farm Bill Conference Committee Meeting

Conferees deliver opening remarks at the first farm bill conference committee meeting.
Chairman Lucas at Farm Bill Conference

Farm Bill Process Moves Forward With House Conferee Appointments

Chairman Lucas issued a statement after House Speaker John Boehner named the Republican members who will serve on the House-Senate Conference Committee.
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Ag Committee Begins Hearing Process in Advance of CFTC Reauthorization

The House Agriculture Committee began a series of hearings in advance of writing legislation to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
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House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill With Significant Savings & Reforms

House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, by a large, bipartisan vote of 36-10.
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Latest News

Lucas Applauds USDA for Moving Forward with Implementing Critical Drought Assistance for Farmers

Oct 21, 2014 Press Release

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement welcoming the news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will move forward with implementing the Actual Production History (APH) adjustment for 2015 spring-planted crops. This crop insurance provision in the Agricultural Act of 2014 allows yield adjustments when losses are widespread and beyond the control of producers.

Subcommittee Focuses on Benefits of Soil Health, Conservation Practices

Sep 18, 2014 Press Release

Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to examine the benefits of promoting soil health in agriculture and rural America.

Lucas & LaMalfa Praise CFTC Vote that Dials Back Regulatory Reach

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Rep. Doug LaMalfa today issued statements after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted, 4-0, to exempt producers, utility companies, and other non-financial entities from being required to register as swap dealers when they enter into energy contracts with government-owned utilities. 

Committee Examines Implementation of Pilot Projects to Help Struggling Americans Reduce Dependency on Food Stamps & Gain Employment

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

Chairman Frank Lucas held a public hearing to review the implementation of state pilot projects under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of the Agricultural Act of 2014

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The Farm Bill ensures that farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to produce an affordable and stable food and fiber supply.

CFTC Reauthorization

House of Representatices

The Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act ensures that the federal agency tasked with regulating the multi-trillion dollar derivatives market is working in the most efficient and effective way. It cements into law key protections for futures customers and mitigates the regulatory load on America's job creators.

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The Ag Minute

Aug 01, 2013

This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Austin Scott discusses, H.R.935, one of the many regulatory relief measures included in H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.

Jul 25, 2013

This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Stephen Fincher discusses one of the many regulatory relief measures included in H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.

Jul 19, 2013

This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Rick Crawford discusses one of the many regulatory relief measures included in H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.