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Stabenow, Boozman Expect Votes on USDA, FSA Nominees
Stabenow, Boozman Expect Votes on USDA, FSA Nominees
Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow says she’s hopeful the Senate will confirm three agriculture nominees this week by unanimous consent.     Oregon Department of Agriculture head Alexis Taylor is the nominee for USDA undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs; Jose Emilio Esteban is nominated for USDA undersecretary for food safety; while Vincent Logan is the nominee for the Farm Credi
Senate Legislation Would Regulate Digital Commodities
Senate Legislation Would Regulate Digital Commodities
Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member John Boozman as well as Senators Cory Booker and John Thune introduced legislation recently to regulate digital commodities.  The Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act of 2022 would give the Commodity Futures Trading Commission new tools and authority it needs to regulate digital commodities and safeguard customers and markets.   “...
Keep Kids Fed Act Passes Both Chambers of Congress
Keep Kids Fed Act Passes Both Chambers of Congress
Last week, the House and Senate each passed the Keep Kids Fed Act, but the bill had to return to the House because the Senate version was slightly different.  The Hagstrom Report said the House passed the Senate’s version of the bill that requires the re-establishment of the reduced price category that Rand Paul of Kentucky insisted on including in the Senate version. The agreeme...
Senate Confirms Jacobs-Young as USDA Undersecretary
On a 95-4 vote, the Senate confirmed Chavonda Jacobs-Young as the USDA’s new Undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics. In a floor statement before the vote, Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow called Jacobs-Young extremely qualified and says she’ll be the first woman of color to serve in the USDA’s highest scientific post. The Hagstrom ...
Arkansas to Host Next Farm Bill Field Hearing
Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member John Boozman say the committee will hold a field hearing in Arkansas on Friday, June 17th. The hearing is designed to get input from agricultural producers and stakeholders as the process of writing the next farm bill gets underway ...
Stabenow Calls on USDA to Address Effects of Baby Formula Shortage for WIC Families
Stabenow Calls on USDA to Address Effects of Baby Formula Shortage for WIC Families
Earlier this week, Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow called on the USDA to address the infant formula shortage for those relying on WIC. The Michigan Democrat said, "Millions of Americans rely on the WIC program to get baby formula for their children, so the current shortages are extremely concerning for parents across our country ...

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