Chairman Thompson, Ranking Member Scott Announce Bipartisan Working Group Tackling Agriculture Workforce Challenges

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House Committee on Agriculture Chairman GT Thompson (PA-15) and Ranking Member David Scott (GA-13) released a joint statement last week after announcing the formation of the bipartisan Agricultural Labor Working Group, which is focusing on the workforce issues faced by the nation’s Ag producers: “The Committee on Agriculture has heard loud and clear from producers across the nation that one …

GT Thompson: Input Prices Go Up Quickly, but Come Down Very Slowly

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By Clint Thompson The list of challenging issues negatively impacting specialty crop production is long and complex. But they must be addressed in the Farm Bill legislation that is currently being discussed among legislative leaders. One of those leaders is Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. While in Newberry, Florida, for the Farm Bill listening session …

Chairman of House Committee on Ag: AEWR Change a Threat to Food Security

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By Clint Thompson Looming Congressional Review Act resolutions could reverse recent changes to the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR). But it will require specialty crop producers and industry leaders speaking out against substantial pay increases that could force some farmers to close up shop. GT Thompson, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, shared that belief during Monday’s Farm Bill …

Farmers, Industry Leaders Express Concerns During Farm Bill Listening Session

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By Clint Thompson Agricultural leaders and producers in the Southeast voiced their concerns and appreciation to members of the House Committee on Agriculture during a Farm Bill listening session held Monday in Newberry, Florida. The conference room at the University of Florida Food and Agricultural Sciences-Newberry location was standing room only as farmers and industry leaders representing the agricultural sector …

Leader McCarthy, Thompson Call for Reduced Barriers to U.S. Agriculture Production

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson sent a solutions-focused letter to President Joe Biden on Tuesday calling on the Administration to reverse overly burdensome regulations and policy barriers to U.S. agriculture production that have caused uncertainty for farmers, ranchers and working families. The letter to the president outlines administrative actions which would immediately …