AGRICULTURE related term(s) Food; Rural Areas

AGRICULTURE related term(s) Food; Rural Areas

Amendments

Hunger: recognize importance of U.S. leadership to accelerate global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and support AID commitment to global nutrition through its multi-sectoral strategy (S. Res. 260), S199 [14JA]

Articles and editorials

Defining the Path Forward, S1213 [27FE]

Whole-Grain Grail—A Sandwich Bread With Mass Appeal, S1666, S1667 [10MR]

Bills and resolutions

Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area: establish (see S. 3363), S1219 [27FE] (see H.R. 5989), H1250 [27FE]

America’s Agricultural Heritage Partnership: repeal funding authorization sunset and the total funding cap and rename as Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (see H.R. 5743), H752 [3FE]

Animals: place moratorium on large concentrated animal feeding operations, strengthen Packers and Stockyards Act, and require country-of-origin labeling on meat and dairy products (see S. 3221), S435 [21JA]

CFTC: reauthorize (see H.R. 6197), H1661 [11MR]

Climate: address impact of climate change (see H.R. 5861), H1123 [12FE]

Dept. of Agriculture: allow certain dairy operations to make a 1-time election to recalculate production history for purposes of dairy margin coverage (see H.R. 6111), H1535 [5MR]

——— amend assessments of conservation programs (see S. 3429), S1672 [10MR] (see H.R. 6182), H1587 [10MR]

——— permamently remove the prohibition on harvesting or grazing cover crops on prevented plant acres (see S. 3479), S1741 [12MR]

——— prohibit certain activities and require greater transparency in commodity check-off programs (see H.R. 5563), H148 [9JA]

——— prohibit mandatory or compulsory participation of producers in commodity check-off programs (see H.R. 5699), H712 [29JA]

——— provide for establishment of a trust for the benefit of all unpaid cash sellers of livestock (see S. 3419), S1625 [9MR] (see H.R. 6067), H1470 [3MR]

——— reduce crop insurance program spending (see S. 3292), S1074 [13FE]

——— require school food authorities that have a negative school food service account balance for prior school year to establish a price for paid lunches (see H.R. 5686), H632 [28JA]

Dept. of Labor: require fair pay for workers employed by companies providing meat, meat food products, poultry, poultry food products, and processed food to the Federal Government (see H.R. 6120), H1535 [5MR]

——— transfer administration of H–2A program to Dept. of Agriculture (see H.R. 5795), H935 [6FE]

Dept. of Transportation: modify trucking industry regulations concerning hours of service (see H.R. 5584), H180 [10JA]

Endangered species: provide for consideration of the totality of conservation measures in determining impact of proposed Federal agency action (see H.R. 5588), H207 [13JA]

EPA: maintain and strengthen requirements under Clean Water Act and reverse administrative actions to weaken landmark law and protections for U.S. waters (see H. Res. 797), H238 [14JA]

Farmers Bill of Rights: support (see S. Con. Res. 36), S990 [11FE] (see H. Con. Res. 88), H935 [6FE]

FDA: modify regulation of hemp-derived cannabidiol and hemp-derived cannabidiol containing substances (see H.R. 5587), H207 [13JA]

Federal agencies and departments: require agencies only procure cut flowers and cut greens produced in the U.S. (see S. 3352), S1219 [27FE]

Food: decrease incidence of food waste (see H.R. 5841), H1045 [11FE]

Immigration: create a nonimmigrant H-2C work visa program for agricultural workers (see H.R. 6083), H1504 [4MR]

National Blueberry Month: designate (see S. Res. 528), S1477 [4MR] (see H. Res. 882), H1438 [2MR]

Public lands: expand authorization of voluntary Federal grazing permit retirement, provide increased flexibility for Federal grazing permittees, and promote equitable resolution or avoidance of conflicts on Federal lands (see H.R. 5737), H746 [30JA]

Refuse disposal: require designation of composting as a conservation practice and conservation activity (see H.R. 6023), H1422 [28FE]

Taxation: reduce estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes (see H.R. 5652), H329 [17JA]

Waterways: provide for restoration of original carrying capacity of water conveyance facilities impacted by land subsidence (see H.R. 5752), H765 [4FE]

Wetlands: clarify regulation of wetlands on farms and ranches and promulgate a new rule to modernize definition of ‘‘normal farming practices’’ (see H.R. 5799), H976 [7FE]

White House Rural Council: establish (see H.R. 5762), H847 [5FE]

Letters

Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act: Gary H. Herbert, Governor of Utah, H985 [10FE]

——— Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), H984 [10FE]

——— Representative Peterson, Committee on Agriculture (House), H984 [10FE]

——— several agricultural organizations, H985 [10FE]

——— several State Governors, H985 [10FE]

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act: Vermont Chamber of Commerce and businesses, S263 [16JA]

Messages

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act Emergency Funding Designation: President Trump, S739 [30JA], H702 [29JA]

Motions

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): implement (H.R. 5430), S220 [15JA], S261 [16JA]

Remarks in House

Aurora, IN: reimplementation of South Dearborn High School National FFA Organization agriculture program, H70 [9JA]

Blackburn, Howard: Wilkes County, NC, Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee, E289 [10MR]

Charlottesville, IN: tribute to Eastern Hancock High School livestock judging team, H1473 [4MR]

China: signing of trade agreement with U.S., H243, H244, H248 [15JA], H576 [28JA]

Creek’s Edge Elk Farm and Crum Creek CSA (business): Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Agricultural Business of the Year Award recipient, E86 [27JA]

Dept. of Agriculture: oppose proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration rule and call for new rules supporting fair trade practices for livestock and poultry industries, H204 [13JA]

Dept. of Homeland Security: increase number of Agriculture Specialists and support staff in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations (S. 2107), H983–H986 [10FE]

Domestic policy: report on congressional delegation trip to the Virgin Islands, H1196 [26FE]

Ecology and environment: impact of farming on carbon sequestration, H1594 [11MR]

Economy: importance of rural economy, H211 [14JA]

Endangered species: provide for consideration of the totality of conservation measures in determining impact of proposed Federal agency action (H.R. 5588), H617 [28JA], E29 [13JA]

Endangered Species Act: reform, H617–H623 [28JA], H1042 [11FE]

Gould, Celia: Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee, E279 [9MR]

Green New Deal: address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (H. Res. 109), H1215–H1219 [26FE]

Hanehan Family Dairy, LLC: New York State Agricultural Society Next Generation Farmer Award recipient, E91 [28JA]

Hillsboro, OR: anniversary of Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, E162 [10FE]

Immigration: reform H–2A program for nonimmigrant agricultural workers to earn legal status and provide employer flexibility, and establish mandatory E-verify program for employment eligibility (H.R. 5038), H16 [8JA]

——— standardize E-verify program for employment eligibility and issue guest worker identification cards, H1118 [12FE]

Jacksonville, IL: anniversary of Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau, E270 [5MR]

King Brother’s Dairy (business): New York State Agricultural Society Business of the Year Award recipient, E94 [28JA]

Little, Brad: Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee, E277 [9MR]

National FFA Week: observance, H1194, H1195 [26FE], H1228 [27FE]

National Protein Day: observance, H1233 [27FE]

Paiva, Jim: Chico Electric, Inc., NC ‘‘Cec’’ Nielsen Memorial Sustainability Award recipient, H1551 [9MR]

Pennsylvania: tribute to Pennsylvania Farm Show, H211 [14JA]

Plant City, FL: tribute to Florida Strawberry Festival, H1242 [27FE]

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): implement (H.R. 5430), H52, H58 [8JA], H637, H704 [29JA], H715 [30JA]

Village Exchange Center (organization): tribute, H204 [13JA]

Water: Corps of Engineers and EPA final rule relative to definitions of ‘‘waters of the U.S.’’ and navigable waters under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, H571, H572, H575, H609 [28JA]

Waterways: provide for restoration of original carrying capacity of water conveyance facilities impacted by land subsidence (H.R. 5752), H1114, H1116 [12FE]

Wetlands: clarify regulation of wetlands on farms and ranches and promulgate a new rule to modernize definition of ‘‘normal farming practices’’ (H.R. 5799), H1057 [12FE]

Remarks in Senate

China: assessment of U.S. trade policy, S170 [14JA]

——— signing of trade agreement with U.S., S205, S207, S219, S229–S233 [15JA]

Climate: effects of climate change, S1457 [4MR]

Dairy industry: importance, S1239 [2MR]

Fallon, NV: tribute to Fallon Food Hub, S1701 [11MR]

Fort Myers, FL: tribute to Sun Harvest Citrus (business), S850 [4FE]

Hunger: recognize importance of U.S. leadership to accelerate global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and support AID commitment to global nutrition through its multi-sectoral strategy (S. Res. 260), S198, S199 [14JA]

Japan: signing of bilateral trade agreement with U.S., S34 [7JA]

Senate: tribute to Members and staff who worked on H.R. 5430, U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act, S262 [16JA]

Trump, President: State of the Union Message, S872 [5FE]

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): eliminate emergency designation, S259–S261 [16JA]

——— implement (H.R. 5430), S22 [6JA], S34, S60 [7JA], S68, S72–S74 [8JA], S108–S110, S116, S117 [9JA], S175, S177, S185 [14JA], S202, S203, S206, S208–S211, S213–S215, S224–S234, S239 [15JA], S256, S258–S266, S269 [16JA]

Wyoming Stock Growers Association: anniversary, S1213 [27FE]

Reports filed

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act: Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (H.R. 5430), S244 [15JA]

——— Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (H.R. 5430), S244 [15JA]

——— Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (H.R. 5430), S244 [15JA]

——— Committee on Finance (Senate) (H.R. 5430), S244 [15JA]

——— Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (H.R. 5430), S244 [15JA]

——— Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (H.R. 5430), S244 [15JA]

——— Committee on the Budget (Senate) (H.R. 5430), S244 [15JA]

Texts of

H. Res. 109, address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities in Green New Deal, H1217 [26FE]

S. 2107, Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act, H983 [10FE]

S. Con. Res. 36, support Farmers Bill of Rights, S994 [11FE]

S. Res. 260, recognize importance of U.S. leadership to accelerate global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and support AID commitment to global nutrition through its multi-sectoral strategy, S198 [14JA]

S. Res. 528, National Blueberry Month, S1479 [4MR]