The House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management is a subcommittee within the House Agriculture Committee.
The subcommittee oversees program and markets for major commercial crops, such as cotton, cottonseed, wheat, feed grains (corn), soybeans, oil seeds, rice, dry beans, peas, and lentils. It also reviews operations of the Commodity Credit Corporation, crop insurance programs, and commodity exchanges. Specialty crops, such as peanuts, sugar, and tobacco, which were previously handled by the Subcommittee on Specialty Crops, Rural Development and Foreign Agriculture were added to the subcommittee's jurisdiction during the 112th Congress.
Robert Terry Everett is an American politician and a Republican former member of the United States House of Representatives from Alabama's 2nd congressional district. He served from 1993 to his retirement in 2009. Everett was born on February 15, 1937, in Dothan, Alabama, the son of Bob and Thelma Everett. He lived and attended school in Midland City, Alabama.
Dennis Alan Cardoza was the U.S. Representative for California's 18th congressional district from 2003 to 2012. The district took in a large swath of the Central Valley, from Stockton to Fresno. He is a member of the Democratic Party. On October 20, 2011, he announced he would retire from Congress at the end of 2012.
The Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of all matters relating to the nation's agriculture industry, farming programs, forestry and logging, and legislation relating to nutrition, home economics, and rural development.
The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, or Agriculture Committee is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. The House Committee on Agriculture has general jurisdiction over federal agriculture policy and oversight of some federal agencies, and it can recommend funding appropriations for various governmental agencies, programs, and activities, as defined by House rules.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Markets, and Trade is one of five subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security is one of five subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources is one of five subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is the foreign affairs agency with primary responsibility for the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) overseas programs — market development, international trade agreements and negotiations, and the collection of statistics and market information. It also administers the USDA's export credit guarantee and food aid programs and helps increase income and food availability in developing nations by mobilizing expertise for agriculturally led economic growth. The FAS mission statement reads, "Linking U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security," and its motto is "Linking U.S. Agriculture to the World."
Thomas W. "Tom" Ewing is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and the Illinois State House of Representatives. Ewing was a state representative from 1974 to 1991, and a U.S. Congressman representing the 15th district of Illinois from July 2, 1991 until his retirement on January 3, 2001. In January 1995 he was named a Deputy Republican House Whip. While a U.S. Congressman, Thomas Ewing was considered to be a Conservative, favoring a smaller, less intrusive government, but more on economic issues than on social ones.
The House Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit is a subcommittee within the House Agriculture Committee. The subcommittee oversees all policies, statutes, and markets relating to commodity exchanges; agricultural credit; rural development; energy; rural electrification.
The House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture is a subcommittee within the House Agriculture Committee.
The House Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture is a subcommittee within the House Agriculture Committee. Its jurisdiction includes rural development, farm security and family farming matters, foreign agricultural assistance, and trade promotion programs.
William Silas Hill was a U.S. Representative from Colorado for nine terms. His career was largely focused on agriculture. He studied at the Colorado State College of Agriculture, was a farmer, Secretary of the Colorado State Farm Bureau, and while a Congressman worked on agricultural issues.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy is one of five subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
In the United States, the farm bill is the primary agricultural and food policy tool of the federal government. The comprehensive omnibus bill is renewed every 5 years or so and deals with both agriculture and all other affairs under the purview of the United States Department of Agriculture. Congress is involved in overseeing the implementation of farm bills as well as being responsible for developing and enacting the legislation.
The Agriculture Risk Protection Act of 2000 made major revisions to the United States' federal crop insurance program and provided emergency agricultural assistance. The crop insurance provisions significantly increased the program's government subsidy; improved coverage for farmers affected by multiple years of natural disasters; and authorized pilot insurance programs for livestock farmers and growers of other farm commodities that were not served by crop insurance, among many other provisions. The emergency provisions made available a total of $7.14 billion in emergency farm assistance, mostly in direct payments to growers of various commodities to compensate for low farm commodity prices.
The Bioenergy Program was an initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency. The program started on October 1, 2002, and was terminated on June 30, 2006.
Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) provides funding for projects that address sanitary and other technical barriers to the export of specialty crops from the US. It was introduced with the 2002 farm bill, giving an annual budget of $2 million in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) resources. "Specialty crops" for this purpose are defined as all except a small list of cereals and other major crops. CCC resources are to be for public and private projects and for technical assistance.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops is one of five subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
The Agricultural Act of 2014, formerly the "Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013", is an act of Congress that authorizes nutrition and agriculture programs in the United States for the years of 2014-2018. The bill authorizes $956 billion in spending over the next ten years.
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