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  • 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Chairman Roberts Holds First Senate Ag Hearing; Committee Hears from Farmers and Ranchers First

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today held the first hearing of his chairmanship and breaking with tradition, first heard the concerns of farmers and ranchers on the implementation of the Farm Bill followed by the testimony of U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The hearing, titled “The Agricultural Act of 2014 implementation after one year and Farm Credit Administration nominat...

  • Chairman Roberts Disappointed in Politicized Process of the Dietary Guidelines

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today released the following statement regarding the newly-announced 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommendations. “I am glad the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report has finally been released, so we can all stop wondering what it was going to say,” said Roberts. “This report is disappointing, as it is clear with some of thes...

  • Chairman Roberts Announces Witnesses for Senate Agriculture Hearing on Farm Bill Implementation and Farm Credit Nominees

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced witnesses for the Committee’s first hearing of the 114th Congress on the “Agricultural Act of 2014 Implementation after One Year and Farm Credit Administration Nominations.” The hearing will feature testimony from a variety of agricultural producers as well as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The Committee will ...

  • Chairman Roberts to Hold Senate Agriculture Hearing on Farm Bill Implementation and Farm Credit Nominees

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced the Committee will hold its first hearing of the 114th Congress on the Agricultural Act of 2014 implementation after one year and Farm Credit Administration nominations. What:   The Agricultural Act of 2014 implementation after one year and Farm Credit Administration nominations Date:   Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Time: &n...

  • Chairman Roberts Announces New Hires for Senate Agriculture Committee

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today announced additional staff selections. “I am proud to add people with experience in farming, ranching and agriculture policymaking to the staff,” Roberts said. “Our team is now complete and we look forward to our first hearing at the end of the month.” Chairman Roberts will add the following individuals to the Agriculture Committee staff...

  • Leaders of Ag Panels Meet to Discuss Ways to Work Together to Promote Ag and Rural America

    WASHINGTON, DC -- The House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) today issued the following statements after meeting to discuss ways they can work together to strengthen the agriculture economy and rural America in the 114th Congress. "Senator Roberts is a friend and a strong conservative leader in the Senate," Conaway said. "I look forward to working together to promote strong farm poli...

  • Senate Ag Committee Chairman Roberts Responds to President’s Budget Proposal

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today said the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal ignores the concerns of the nation’s farmers and ranchers. “I have heard repeatedly from farmers in Kansas and across the country that crop insurance is the key tool in managing risks associated with drought, flood, freeze, hail, and other weather events,” Roberts said. “The President&rs...

  • Chairman Roberts Announces New Ag Subcommittee Assignments

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today announced the new Subcommittee assignments for the 114th Congress. At a business meeting today, the full Senate Agriculture Committee approved the Committee Funding Resolution, the Committee Rules and Subcommittee assignments. “We are lucky to have a wealth of experience in former and current chairs of not only our committee, but others in the Senat...

  • Chairman Roberts Announces New Hires for Senate Agriculture Committee

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today announced additional senior staff selections. “I am proud to add people with experience in farming, ranching and agriculture policymaking to the staff,” Roberts said. “With our first business meeting scheduled for next week, we are ready to get to work.” In addition to Staff Director Joel Leftwich and Communications Director Sarah Little...

  • Chairman Roberts to Hold Agriculture Committee Business Meeting

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today announced the Committee will hold a Business Meeting on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4:00pm to welcome new members and to approve the Committee Funding Resolution, Committee Rules, and Subcommittee Assignments.   WHAT:           Business Meeting of the Full Senate Agriculture Committee WHEN:   ...

  • In Case You Missed It: Kansas and National Ag Leaders Praise Roberts’ Ag Chairmanship

    WASHINGTON, DC – As U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan) becomes the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry, there is widespread support from Kansas and national agriculture leaders for Roberts’ chairmanship. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback: “Roberts will work tirelessly to make sure that the federal government does not get in the way of farm families who are working to produce the safest, most abundant food supply in the world.” Kansas Agricul...

  • Chairman Roberts Announces Selection of Key Agriculture Committee Staff

    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today announced his senior staff selections. “We have a great, hard-working team in place with experience in the Senate, in farming and ranching, and in leadership roles within agriculture,” Senator Roberts said. “I am also proud to say they are all Kansans.” Staff Director: Joel LeftwichJoel Leftwich most recently worked as Senior Director for PepsiCo's P...

  • Senator Roberts Makes History

    Senator Roberts Makes History; Becomes First to Serve as Ag Chairman in both House and Senate Roberts Continues Work for Farmers and Ranchers Now and into the Future     WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) today took another step forward in his work to advance American agriculture when he was selected to chair the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Roberts makes history becoming the first member of Congress to hold the top Agricu...