Thursday a Busy Day for House Ag Committee

The House Agriculture Committee Thursday moved several bills through the committee, including the Cattle Contract Library Act. The legislation, announced earlier this week, saw wide support from the agriculture industry. Representative Cindy Axne, an Iowa Democrat on the House Ag Committee, says, “The bill we’ve passed today is just one piece of what is needed,” adding, “There’s more that we must do to support transparency and increase competition in our cattle markets.” The committee also passed a bill that would provide $100 million in additional funds and make permanent the student scholarship program for students at the nineteen 1890 Colleges and Universities. Other bills passed through the committee include the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act, the, National Forest Restoration and Remediation Act, and the Pyrolysis Innovation Grants Act. Speaking of the scholarships bill, Chairman David Scott says, “I deeply and sincerely appreciate both my Democratic and Republican Members of Congress for their strong bipartisan support.”