Minority News

05.04.21

Ranking Member Boozman Skeptical of Shifting Government “Carbon Bank” Concept

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, expressed skepticism about evolving concepts described as a "carbon bank" that fail to consider whether the secretary of agriculture has the authority to pursue such proposals without congressional authorization. "I appreciate the interest from food and agriculture organizations to develop proposals intended to provide for a greater role for agriculture in addres… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Boozman Applauds Bipartisan Efforts Leading to Committee Passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, applauded the bipartisan efforts that led to the Committee passage of the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 (S.1251). The bill, introduced by Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), aims to break down barriers for farmers, ranchers and foresters interested in participating in voluntary greenhouse gas credit markets. Boozman worked closely … Continue Reading


04.22.21

Opening Statement of Ranking Member John Boozman at Hearing to Consider the Nomination of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released the following opening remarks, as prepared, from the hearing to consider the nomination of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh to be deputy secretary of agriculture: Good morning. I am pleased to welcome Dr. Jewel Bronaugh to the Committee this morning as we consider her nomination to be deputy secretary of agriculture. Secretary Vilsack was confirmed a few weeks ago and w… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Opening Statement of Ranking Member John Boozman at Business Meeting to Consider S. 1251, the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released the following opening remarks, as prepared, from the business meeting to consider S. 1251, the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021: Thank you Chairwoman Stabenow and Senator Braun for your work to develop the Growing Climate Solutions Act. There has certainly been a lot of stakeholder interest in this legislation, which I have a great appreciation for, a… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Boozman Continues Push for Flexibility in School Nutrition Programs

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, continued to advocate for more flexibility in school nutrition programs as the Committee begins the process to reauthorize federal child nutrition programs. "I have been a co-chair of the Senate Hunger Caucus for a number of years, so it is a priority of mine to see a child nutrition reauthorization bill cross the finish line. This hearing is the beginning of the pro… Continue Reading


03.25.21

Opening Statement of Ranking Member John Boozman at Child Nutrition Hearing

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released the following opening remarks, as prepared, from the hearing entitled Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Healthy Meals and Healthy Futures: Thank you Chairwoman Stabenow for convening today's hearing. I want to thank all of our witnesses for their time and testimony today. I also want to thank you for the incredible work you have done over the past year duri… Continue Reading


03.24.21

Boozman: Potential PAYGO Cuts Should Give Pause to Idea of Tackling Climate Change Through Reconciliation

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, said the mandatory spending cuts that will result from the Democrats' massive $1.9T reconciliation package should give pause to the idea of using the same process to further increase deficit spending to address climate change. As Boozman recently highlighted, the Democrats' decision to use the budget reconciliation process risks triggering billions of dollars in auto… Continue Reading


03.23.21

Ranking Member Boozman Announces Agriculture Committee’s Republican Staff Roster

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced the Committee's Republican staff for the 117th Congress. "I am excited to move forward with this accomplished team as we work to advance policies that will grow the farm economy, modernize important nutrition programs and expand opportunities across rural America," Boozman said. The following list includes the titles, responsibilities and brief background… Continue Reading


03.11.21

Boozman Highlights Ag Community’s Efforts to Address Climate Change and Underscores How to Build from Successes

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, touted the progress American agriculture has made in reducing its environmental impact while stressing that new programs must be flexible, voluntary and farmer-focused. During the Senate Agriculture Committee's hearing on the efforts of farmers and foresters to lead in tackling climate change, Boozman highlighted how the agriculture community has tapped innovative st… Continue Reading


03.11.21

Opening Statement of Ranking Member John Boozman at Climate Change Hearing

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released the following opening remarks, as prepared, from the hearing entitled Farmers and Foresters: Opportunities to Lead in Tackling Climate Change: Thank you Chairwoman Stabenow for setting the stage for this morning's hearing. I thank our witnesses for their time today. I appreciate your interest and commitment to finding solutions to numerous, complex challe… Continue Reading


03.10.21

Boozman, Senators from Rice Producing States Push for US-Specific Rice Tender with Iraq

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and senators from rice producing states are encouraging American and Iraqi officials to take steps to increase U.S. rice exports to Iraq. In separate letters to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Dr. Fareed Yasseen, Iraq's Ambassador to the U.S., the senators urged the issuance and implementation of a U.S.-specific rice tender under the terms of the Memorandum of … Continue Reading


03.03.21

Boozman Warns Reconciliation Bill Could Mean Massive Cuts in Farm Support Programs

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, warned passage of the pending budget reconciliation bill could trigger massive cuts in farm support programs - potentially zeroing out all farm program spending over the next five years. As Senate Democrats rush to move their reconciliation bill, Boozman pointed to the possibility the legislation could result in automatic spending cuts under statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYG… Continue Reading


12.21.20

Chairman Roberts’ Priorities Included in Senate-Passed Omnibus Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today voted for the bipartisan fiscal year 2021 omnibus appropriations bill and the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. The legislation includes approximately $26 billion for pandemic-related agriculture and nutrition programs. "I'm proud to cast one of my final votes in the Senate on behalf of America's farmers, ranchers, and growers," said Roberts. "This legislation … Continue Reading


12.11.20

Roberts, Stabenow Applaud Enactment of Grain Standards Reauthorization

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 U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 was signed into law by President Trump. The U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 passed out of the Senate Agriculture Committee on June 24, the Senate on November 16, and the House of Representatives on December 2. The Senate-passed bill is available here. Clic… Continue Reading


12.02.20

Roberts, Stabenow Applaud House Passage of Grain Standards Reauthorization

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 applauded the House of Representatives for passing the U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020. The legislation is now ready to be signed into law. The U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 passed out of The Senate Agriculture Committee on June 24 and the full Senate on November 16. The Senate-passed bill is avail… Continue Reading


12.02.20

Chairman Roberts Begins, Ends Tenure In Same Manner: Listening to Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In his last hearing as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., today held a hearing titled, "Agricultural Research and Securing the United States Food Supply." "During my time in public service, the United States has witnessed one of its greatest untold success stories - federal policies that have fostered a scale and efficiency of the U.S. agriculture system that would have been unimaginable to our predecessors," Roberts said. "Agricul… Continue Reading


11.24.20

Roberts, Stabenow Announce Hearing on Research and Securing America’s Food Supply

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, "Agricultural Research and Securing the United States Food Supply." Date: December 2, 2020 Time: 2:30 p.m. Place: G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building Who: Mrs. Amy France, Producer, National Sorghum Producers, Marienthal, Kan. The Honorable Dan Glickman, Executive Director,… Continue Reading


11.18.20

Roberts Unveils Chairman’s Portrait to be Displayed in Hearing Room

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today unveiled his official portrait to be displayed in the Committee's hearing room. Roberts has served as Chairman during the 114th, 115th, and 116th Congresses. "When I assumed the gavel as the Chairman nearly six years ago, I noted that this committee has a long history of caring more about the issues than the ideology. More about the people than the party," said Ch… Continue Reading


11.16.20

Roberts, Stabenow Announce Unanimous Senate Passage of Grain Standards Reauthorization

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 Senate has passed the bipartisan U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020. The U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 passed out of Committee on June 24. The Senate-passed bill will be available here. Click here to read the summary. Click here to read the section-by-section. "The Senate has unanimously… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Chairman Roberts Hails CFTC Final Rule on Position Limits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today praised the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for finalizing a rule on position limits for derivatives. The final rule passed by a vote of 3-2. "I appreciate the CFTC's careful review and consideration of stakeholders' input, particularly from our nation's agricultural end-users, when crafting this final rule," said Chairman Roberts. "This rule cont… Continue Reading

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Ranking Member John Boozman