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  • WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, detailed how the recently released Republican farm bill framework puts “more farm in the farm bill” and how it can be used as the basis for a bipartisan path forward in a speech on the Senate floor.  “We believe that...
  • WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released the following statement after unveiling the Senate Republican-drafted framework answering the call for a farmer-focused farm bill.  “From the onset of this process, we have sought to draft a farm bill that...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released the following statement after the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture approved the “Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024” and moved the farm bill one step closer to completion.  “I commend Chairman GT...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, issued the following statement after Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the majority’s farm bill framework. “Chairwoman Stabenow and I have had several conversations about getting our ideas down on paper, so the release of...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) finalized its rule revising school meal standards.  “It is good to see the changes reflected in the final rule today. USDA’s proposed rule was far too...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, requested information on how the Biden administration is developing its federal nutrition guidelines for...
  • WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, joined his colleagues on the Senate floor to voice support for the Federal Agriculture Risk Management Enhancement and Resilience (FARMER) Act which seeks to improve crop insurance affordability by increasing premium...
  • WASHINGTON—Republican leaders of the Congressional committees tasked with overseeing activities on federal forest lands are calling on the Biden administration to explain its rationale for creating a special definition for “old growth and mature forests” on federal lands. U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the Senate Committee on...
  • 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 conduct oversight of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Good afternoon. Thank you, Chairwoman Stabenow for calling today’s hearing. The...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, announced that the Senate has confirmed Dr. Basil Gooden to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development and the Honorable Summer Mersinger to serve a second...
  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, said the most recent farm income forecast underscores the need to make meaningful investments in the farm bill’s safety net programs.  “We are witnessing the most rapid and steepest erosion in the farm economy of all...
  • 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 of the nominations of Basil Gooden to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
  • 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 “Innovation in American Agriculture: Leveraging Technology and Artificial Intelligence" hearing. Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing to examine the...
  • WASHINGTON—The four leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released the following statement on a Farm Bill extension: “As negotiations on funding the government progress, we were able to come together to avoid a lapse in funding for critical agricultural programs and provide certainty to producers. This extension is in no way a...
  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, was recognized today by a leading anti-childhood hunger advocacy organization for championing efforts to reach more children in need of nutrition assistance during the summer months. Share Our Strength’s Dine for No Kid Hungry...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member, today applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will use its authorities under the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act to provide $2.3 billion to...
  • WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the Senate 4-H Caucus, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and John Boozman (R-AR), applauded Senate adoption of their resolution supporting the designation of “National 4-H Week.” The resolution, introduced by Stabenow and Boozman, supports the designation of October 1 through October 7, 2023 as “National 4-H Week;”...
  • WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced Caleb Crosswhite has joined the minority side of the committee as chief counsel. Crosswhite joins the committee after serving as deputy chief counsel for Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson at the U.S. House of...
  • WASHINGTON—Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) welcomed Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry where he shared his insight on the extent of foreign investment in U.S. agriculture during a hearing on the topic. The National Agricultural Law Center, a unit...
  • 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, at the hearing on foreign ownership in U.S. agriculture. Thank you, Madam Chair, and thank you for convening this hearing. We’ve traveled the country, we’ve held...