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Woodall: Administration Understands The Role We Play In Security
Woodall: Administration Understands The Role We Play In Security
President Joe Biden recently signed a National Security Memorandum to Strengthen the Security and Resilience of U.S. Food and Agriculture.  Colin Woodall, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said the memorandum instructs government officials to identify threats to American food and agriculture and respond appropriately.   “What ...
Grassley Presses Administration on New Rural Mental Health Law
Grassley Presses Administration on New Rural Mental Health Law
Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley wants to know the latest when it comes to the Seeding Rural Resilience Act.  Grassley sent a letter to the Department of Agriculture as well as Health and Human Services.  The legislation, approved in 2020, is designed to curb the rising rate of suicide in rural communities, via the National Defense Authorization Act.  Grassley’s law re...
Lawmakers Seek Answers Regarding Climate Smart Commodities
Lawmakers Seek Answers Regarding Climate Smart Commodities
The Congressional Western Caucus wants information regarding oversight of the Climate-Smart Commodities pilot program.  In a letter this week to the Biden administration, led by central Washington’s Dan Newhouse, as well as Maryland’s Andy Harris, the caucus outlined concerns regarding the program, which was created with no direction from Congress.  The lawmakers want ...
NCBA Asking Administration To Hold Off On WOTUS
NCBA Asking Administration To Hold Off On WOTUS
Earlier this month, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association urged the Biden administration to press pause on a new Waters of the U.S. rule.  NCBA’s Executive Director for National Resources and Executive Director of the Public Lands Council Kaitlynn Glover said they have asked the EPA to wait until the Supreme Court makes its ruling on the Sacket v. EPA case to avoid tw...
Growth Energy: Access to E15 Would Save Drivers more than $20B
Growth Energy: Access to E15 Would Save Drivers more than $20B
A new study from Growth Energy found nationwide access to E15 could save drivers billions in annual fuel costs, create new jobs, and return billions to the U.S. economy.  The study, conducted by ABF Economics, follows months of record-high gas prices across the country and President Biden's emergency waiver to allow the sale of E15 for the 2022 summer driving season. ...
SEC Proposal Will Put Family Farms Out Of Business, Newhouse Says
SEC Proposal Will Put Family Farms Out Of Business, Newhouse Says
Last month, Dan Newhouse joined over 80 House colleagues in the introduction of the Protect Farmers from the SEC act.  The legislation is a direct response to the SEC’s Proposed climate disclosure rule.  Newhouse says the SEC’s proposal would force publicly traded companies to require small, independent, family farms to report on-farm data regarding individual operations and day-to-day activities.

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