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04.05.17

Roberts Urges President Trump to Prioritize U.S. Beef Access with Chinese President Xi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today joined a bipartisan group of 39 Senators led by Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont., in sending a letter urging President Trump to raise the critical issue of U.S. beef access to Chinese markets when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday. China has recently become the fastest growing beef market in the world, but U.S. producers have not had the opportun… Continue Reading


04.04.17

Chairman Roberts: USDA Extends Emergency CRP Grazing for Fire Stricken Ranchers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) action to approve grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands to aid ranchers devastated by ongoing wildfires started March 6, 2017, in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. "I appreciate the Department allowing Kansas ranchers who have lost their rangeland due to the largest wildfire in our state's history acce… Continue Reading


03.30.17

Senate Agriculture Committee Swiftly Advances USDA Secretary Nominee Perdue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced the Committee voted to favorably report nominee Sonny Perdue to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Perdue may now be considered by the full U.S. Senate for confirmation. "I'm pleased our Committee has made swift strides to move Governor Perdue's nomination closer to the finish line," Roberts said. "Our farmers and ranchers have been waiting too… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Chairman Roberts Announces Committee Vote on USDA Secretary Nominee Gov. Sonny Perdue

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 a business meeting to vote whether to favorably report the nomination of Governor Sonny Perdue to be the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to the full Senate. Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Time: Immediately following the first floor vote Place: President's Room, S-216 A transcript will be available on ag.senate.gov after the m… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Senator Roberts to Chicago Council: Utilize all Tools to Support Global Food Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today told the Chicago Council on Government Affairs that emergency food assistance, agriculture development, and trade are among many critical tools to improve global food security. "Ensuring that those in need have something to eat is among our most powerful tools of diplomacy," Roberts said. "It is not a coincidence that the countries who need the most food assistan… Continue Reading


03.23.17

Chairman Roberts Holds USDA Secretary Nomination Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today held a hearing on the nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. "The Department of Agriculture is made up of 29 agencies and offices. And, it employs nearly 100,000 men and women that work in all 50 states and around the globe. The Department provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural … Continue Reading


03.21.17

Chairman Roberts Highlights Need for Conservation Efforts in the Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today addressed the National Association of Conservation Districts, urging advocacy for voluntary conservation programs in the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. "The conservation districts are the perfect example where we see coordination in government working at its best - bringing together federal, state, local and private partners and leveraging those resources to … Continue Reading


03.16.17

Senate Ag Committee Announces Hearing on USDA Secretary Nominee Perdue

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 on the nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. Place: 325 Russell Senate Office Building ***Please note: Press bringing audio/video equipment should check in with the Senate Radio-T… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Chairman Roberts’ Statement on President Trump’s Pick to Lead CFTC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's announcement to nominate J. Christopher Giancarlo to be Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC): "I'm pleased that the President has announced his intention to nominate Acting Chairman Christopher Giancarlo to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He has been an… Continue Reading


02.28.17

Chairman Roberts: Relief from WOTUS Rule Is Coming

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order providing relief from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 'Waters of the U.S.' (WOTUS) rule. "The WOTUS rule has been a thorn in the sides of rural America for too long, and I'm thrilled President Trump has taken swift action to get rid of it. "The Obama Administration's … Continue Reading


02.23.17

Chairman Roberts Listens to Kansas Producers at Manhattan Hearing on Farm Bill

MANHATTAN, Kan.,- Continuing his commitment to put the concerns of farmers and ranchers first, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry today held the first hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill in Manhattan, Kan., at Kansas State University. The hearing is titled, "Hearing from the Heartland: Perspectives on the 2018 Farm Bill from Kansas." "We start the journey to a successful and timely 2018 Farm Bill in the Heartland,… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Chairman Roberts: Senate Approves Scott Pruitt to be EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry today said the Senate approved the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "I look forward to working with Administrator Pruitt," Roberts said. "He understands that while farmers and ranchers make their living off the land, they are also its best stewards. "For years we have struggled with an EPA that was not only tone de… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Senate Agriculture Committee Announces Subcommittee Assignments for 115th Congress

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 new Subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress. At a business meeting today, the full Committee approved Subcommittee chairs, ranking members, and assignments, which are listed below. The Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade oversees matters regarding production agriculture, including commodity pro… Continue Reading


02.14.17

Chairman Roberts Joins Bipartisan Bill to Relieve Farmers of Redundant Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, with a bipartisan group of senators, introduced S.340, the Sensible Environmental Protection Act, to eliminate redundant federal permitting requirements for pesticide applications. Introduced by Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., S.340 amends the Clean Water Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to clarify Congr… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Chairman Roberts Announces Agriculture Committee Staff Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry today announced changes to his senior professional Committee staff. Joel Leftwich, the Committee's staff director, will be leaving the Committee staff later this month to pursue other interests. Replacing him as staff director will be the Committee's policy director, James Glueck. "Joel Leftwich has been a trusted and valuable advisor," Roberts said. "He fought for farm… Continue Reading


02.06.17

Chairmen Roberts, Grassley Seek Assurances After CFTC IT Whistleblower Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee today sent a letter to Acting Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Christopher Giancarlo, requesting a formal briefing of CFTC's efforts to address the systemic weaknesses of internal data security policies and procedures, as well as efforts to eliminate whistleblower reprisal. The letter comes after the… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Chairman Roberts, Staff Receive Leadership Awards from Wheat Growers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and key members of his staff, today received awards for their leadership on issues important to wheat producers from the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers (KAWG). Roberts also addressed the NAWG and US Wheat Associates Winter Conference. "I'm honored to receive the 'Wheat Leader of the Year' award," said Chairman Ro… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Chairman Roberts Receives Congressional Sorghum Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, this week was recognized by the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) for his work on behalf of sorghum growers across the country. "I am honored to receive this award from the National Sorghum Producers," said Chairman Roberts. "The Committee has accomplished a lot in the past two years for American producers, and I will continue to seek the Sorghum Growers' advice and coun… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Senate Agriculture Committee to Hold Meeting to Adopt Funding Resolution, Rules

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 a business meeting to adopt the Committee funding resolution and Committee rules. Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Time: Immediately following the 12:20 p.m. floor vote Place: S-216, President's Room A transcript will be available on ag.senate.gov shortly after the meeting. -30-… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Senate Agriculture Committee Leadership Announces First Farm Bill Field Hearing in Kansas

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 its first field hearing of the 115th Congress in Manhattan, Kan., on the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. "It's time to get to work on another Farm Bill, and we're heading straight to the heartland to talk directly to producers," said Chairman Roberts. "I can't think of a more appropriate venue to ho… Continue Reading

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