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Sugar Subsidies Remain Artificially Sweet for Consumers and the Economy

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Just like the batches of candy at Spangler Candy Company, America’s sugar policies have been mixed, blended, and twisted for over 75 years. Originating back to 1934, the Sugar Act was created to stabilize sugar prices and protect sugar farmers during the Depression. This program, which was initially set to expire in 1940, includes outdated sugar policies that artificially inflate prices, limit dom... Read more »

Latta Receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award

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The American Farm Bureau Federation, in conjunction with Ohio Farm Bureau, has recognized Congressman Bob Latta (R- Bowling Green) as a recipient of the Friend of the Farm Bureau Award. Congressman Latta received the award for his support on policies that help to advance and strengthen agricultural communities and rural America. “As the representative of the largest agricultural district in the st... Read more »

Northwest Ohio Counties Designated as Disaster Areas

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Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would designate Williams County as a primary natural disaster area and Defiance, Fulton, and Henry counties will be designated as contiguous counties. These designations allow for farm operators within these counties to be considered for certain assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Defiance and Fulton counties ha... Read more »

Congressman Latta to Tour Ohio’s Northwest Farms Hit by the Drought

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and David Daniels, Director of Ohio Department of Agriculture will be touring farms throughout northwest Ohio to view areas of distress due to the drought. The first tour will begin in Fulton County on Monday, August 6, 2012. Congressman Latta and Director Daniels will meet with farmers to discuss the problems and issues they have encountered during the drou... Read more »

Ag Youth Labor Proposed Rule Formally Withdrawn

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a public statement on April 26, 2012, indicating they would withdraw their September 2, 2011 proposed rule regarding children working on family farms. Today, the Formal Notice of Withdrawal was published in the Federal Register, which is the final step required to officially withdraw the rule proposal. You can view the notice here. The proposed rule would ... Read more »

Latta Opening Statement from Salmonella Outbreak Hearing

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Congressman Robert E. Latta The Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Opening Statement – For the Record September 22, 2010 MR. CHAIRMAN; RANKING MEMBER BURGESS: Thank you for holding this subcommittee hearing on the outbreak of Salmonella in eggs, as incidences of contaminated food products are a serious concern for public health. I am very glad that the two ... Read more »

Latta Opening Statement during House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research Hearing on Climate Change Legislation

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Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research Subcommittee Opening Statement on Climate Change Legislation and its Potential Economic Impacts on the Farming Sector Good Morning. Chairman Holden and Ranking Member Goodlatte. Thank you for having this hearing today to examine Climate Change legislation and its economic impacts on the farm sector. H.R. 2454, the misleading titled “American Clean Energy a... Read more »

Congressman Latta Committee on Agriculture Opening Statement: Full Committee Hearing to Review the Financial Stability Improvement Act Discussion Draft

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Good Morning. Chairman Peterson and Ranking Member Lucas. Today, we are holding a hearing to review the Financial Stability Improvement Act discussion draft. I would like to welcome the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Farm Credit Administration. I look forward to all t... Read more »

LATTA OPENING STATEMENT FOR NEXT GENERATION BIOFULES

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House Agriculture Committee, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research Opening Statement on next generation biofuels Good Morning. Chairman Holden and Ranking Member Goodlatte. I would like to welcome our two distinguished panels of witnesses from the private sector and the USDA to discuss America’s future on next generation biofuels. A simple premise in this day and age is that w... Read more »

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