AG/FDA Blog

Part 1: The House Farm Bill Mark-Up

This week on Wednesday, April 18, the full House Agriculture Committee met and successfully voted to report its version of a 2018 Farm Bill, based on a draft released last week by Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and backed by Committee Repu… Read More
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An Early Look at Some Congressional Changes Impacting Agriculture

With the House and Senate remaining under Republican majorities, it is very unclear what matters may be handled in the lame duck session, and which ones will be pushed into the 115th Congress.  Some will want to extend the Continuing Resolution fro… Read More
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Anticipating Committee Changes in the 114th Congress

Every new Congress brings changes in committee membership and sometimes in committee leadership.  The 114th Congress will follow this pattern, and will bring very significant changes as a result of the new Republican majority in the Senate.   Repu… Read More
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Important Dates for FY 2015 House and Senate Appropriations Committees Announced

Even though the President has yet to submit his FY 2015 Budget Proposal, including his detailed requests for all agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have… Read More
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Hidden Gems in the Farm Bill

By Nathan Fretz After three years of work, Congress passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the “farm bill”), which the President signed into law on Friday, February 7.  Despite a tumultuous and partisan 2012 and summer of 2013, the farm bill confe… Read More
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Former Minority Counsel to House Ag Committee, Nathan Fretz, Joins OFW Law

We are pleased to announce that Nathaniel “Nathan” Fretz, Esq., formerly with the House Agriculture Committee staff, will be joining OFW in the practice of law.  Fretz, who will join our Government Relations Practice, also served in the… Read More
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Happy New Year? Farm Bill Blues

By Marshall L. Matz, as published by Agri-Pulse A few weeks ago Vice President Biden presented the George McGovern Award to Bob Dole for his effort in the fight against global hunger. The ceremony was sponsored by the World Food Program and held in… Read More
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Hot Dogs on the Hill

Former Congressman and OFW Law Senior Policy Advisor Charlie Stenholm (D-TX) greets six-time Major League Baseball Gold Glove Award winning catcher Jim Sundberg, who spent 12 years with the Texas Rangers, at the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) Ann… Read More
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A Farm Bill by the Boot Straps

After two years of not passing a Farm Bill out of the House, it should be obvious to everyone that Farm Bills, as we have known and passed them, are over.  This time around, a majority wanted to end direct payments; the Farm Bill did that.  Most Me… Read More
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Marcia Fudge, Member of House Ag Committee, to Chair Congressional Black Caucus

On November 14th, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) unanimously elected Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to serve as Chair during the 113th Congress.  Rep. Fudge is the first member of the House Agriculture Committee to serve as CBC chair. Th… Read More
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