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11.14.19

Chairman Roberts: More Kansas Wheat to go to Brazil

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, applauded today's Trump administration announcement that Brazil has implemented its long-awaited annual duty-free tariff rate quota (TRQ) of 750,000 metric tons of wheat imports. "At a time of low prices and trade uncertainty, this is welcome news to U.S. wheat growers, especially in Kansas, the largest wheat producing state," said Roberts. "For decades, Brazil has not … Continue Reading


11.14.19

Chairman Roberts Welcomes Re-opening of Chinese Market to U.S. Poultry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, is pleased with today's announcement by U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer that the Chinese market is once again open to U.S. poultry exports. "For the first time since 2015, U.S. poultry producers will have access to the growing Chinese market," said Roberts. "I thank Ambassador Lighthizer and Secretary Perdue for keeping the pressure on China and continuing effo… Continue Reading


11.07.19

Chairman Roberts Hears Update on Farm Bill Rural Development, Energy Program Implementation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today held a hearing titled, "Implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill: Rural Development and Energy Programs." "A principal duty of this Committee is to ensure the Department has the authority and resources to provide our nation's agricultural producers with the necessary tools to feed a troubled and hungry world. But the responsibilities of the Committee and USDA do not s… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Roberts, Stabenow Announce Farm Bill Implementation Hearing on Rural Development, Energy Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill: Rural Development and Energy Programs." Who: Panel I Ms. Bette Brand, Administrator, Rural Business Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. Mr. Bruce Lammers, Administrator, Rural Housing Service, United States Dep… Continue Reading


10.25.19

Roberts, Stabenow Introduce NBAF Mission Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduced a bipartisan bill to affirm the mission of the National Bio and Agro-Defense facility (NBAF) to provide defense of U.S. food and agriculture. "In order for NBAF to be successful, it must be recognized as a critical piece of the national security effort to defend against bio- and agro-terrorism threats, and this bill will help ensur… Continue Reading


10.25.19

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect America’s Domestic Food Supply and Agricultural Industries

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and John Cornyn (R-TX) to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors who protect the nation's food supply and agricultural industries at the border. The Protecting America's Food & Agriculture Act of 2019 would ensure the safe and secure trade of agricultural goods across our nation's borders by authorizing U.S. Cu… Continue Reading


10.23.19

Chairman Roberts Applauds Extension on Grassland Conservation Initiative Signup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today is pleased with the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend the deadline for eligible producers to enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Grassland Conservation Initiative. "I thank the Department for recognizing the need to extend the signup deadline for the new Grassland Conservation Initiative," said Roberts. "Some pro… Continue Reading


10.17.19

Chairman Roberts Hears from USDA on Farm Bill Implementation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today held a hearing to hear from USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky regarding implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill. "This hearing continues our bipartisan work together. Yes, Republicans and Democrats, Congress, and the Administration, are working together to ensure that these programs operate as we intended and that changes are implemented timely and in the most far… Continue Reading


10.09.19

Roberts, Stabenow Announce Farm Bill Implementation Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Implementing the 2018 Farm Bill." Who: The Honorable Stephen Censky, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. Place: 328A Russell Senate Office Building ***Please note: Press bringing audio/video e… Continue Reading


09.25.19

Chairman Roberts Optimistic on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Signing

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 after President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed a trade agreement between the United States and Japan. "I applaud the Trump administration for its swift action from announcement to signing of this important trade agreement," said Chairman Roberts. "I'm optimistic that this agreement will allow our farmers… Continue Reading


09.25.19

Chairman Roberts Hears from Beef, Poultry, Sheep, and Pork Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In preparation for consideration of reauthorization of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today held a hearing to gather perspectives on the U.S. livestock and poultry sectors. "These industries are the backbone of American agriculture. Grain production, equipment manufacturing, veterinary services, livestock markets, and many other businesses that populate rural to… Continue Reading


09.17.19

Roberts, Stabenow Announce Livestock and Poultry Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Perspectives on the Livestock and Poultry Sectors." Who: Mrs. Jennifer Houston, President, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and East Tennessee Livestock Center, Sweetwater, Tenn. Mr. Ron Kardel, Vice Chairman, National Turkey Federation, and West Liberty Foods grower, Walcot… Continue Reading


09.12.19

Chairman Roberts Pleased with EPA’s Continued Progress on WOTUS Rule Rollback

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today made the following statement after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the formal rollback the burdensome, Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The WOTUS replacement rule is expected early 2020. "I'm glad to see EPA Administrator Wheeler continuing to alleviate regulatory burdens that farmers, ranchers, … Continue Reading


08.25.19

Chairman Roberts Applauds U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement in Principle

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 after President Donald Trump announced a trade agreement in principle between the United States and Japan. "I applaud President Trump's persistence in pursuing a trade agreement in principle with Japan, especially for the U.S. agriculture sector," said Chairman Roberts. "U.S. farmers and ranchers currently face a disadvantage in Ja… Continue Reading


08.08.19

Senate Ag Committee Leaders Commemorate FNS 50th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today observed the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The Senate Agriculture Committee leaders introduced a resolution to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of FNS, which works "in a public-private partnership to reduce food insecurity and promote nutritious diets among the peopl… Continue Reading


08.02.19

Chairman Roberts Applauds Expanded U.S. Beef Access to the EU

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 after President Donald Trump announced an agreement between the United States and the European Union (EU) to allow more U.S. beef imports. "This agreement will provide some relief to American ranchers during an uncertain trading atmosphere," said Roberts. "I appreciate the Administration acting on my decades-long persistence in p… Continue Reading


07.31.19

Chairman Roberts Gathers Insight from Variety of Grain Inspection Stakeholders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In preparation for reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today held a hearing to gather stakeholder perspectives. "Maintaining the certainty and predictability of the grain inspection and weighing system is key for the successful flow of grain and oilseeds-from their origin at farms across the country to their eventual destinations, including critical export… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Chairman Roberts Hears from Hemp Production Stakeholders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today held a hearing titled, "Hemp Production and the 2018 Farm Bill." "I have talked repeatedly about two themes here in the Committee-providing certainty and predictability for farmers," said Chairman Roberts. "However, this developing industry has great opportunity but-to be truthful-also has much uncertainty and risk for farmers." "These are cautions regarding th… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Roberts, Stabenow Announce Grain Standards Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Perspectives on Reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act." Who: Mr. Brian Linin, Farmer and Member, National Association of Wheat Growers, Goodland, Kan. Mr. David Ayers, Former President, on behalf of Mr. Tom Dahl, President, American Association of Grain Inspection and W… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Peters, Roberts, Cornyn & Stabenow Bill to Protect America’s Domestic Food Supply and Agricultural Industries Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Pat Roberts (R-KS), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors at the nation's ports of entry. Agricultural inspectors work to protect the nation's food supply and agricultural industries by preventing the intentional or unintentional entry of harmful plants, food, anima… Continue Reading

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