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Chairman David Scott Highlights Bipartisan Bills Favorably Reported Out of Committee

House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement highlighting the six bipartisan bills being favorably reported out of Committee:

“Today’s package of important bills is a great step in our efforts to provide stable and fair markets for our agriculture producers and consumers,” said Chairman David Scott. “This bipartisan group of bills will collectively address high prices facing our agriculture producers and our nation’s consumers.”

“These bills give USDA the appropriate tools to identify and correct problems in our supply chain and give producers the tools to ease the impact of fertilizer prices and availability.”

“Furthermore, this legislative package encourages local and regional meat processing capacity while also addressing the anti-competitive practices in the industry, to ensure a robust and resilient domestic and international food supply that will lower prices for consumers.”

“There are a multitude of reasons why costs for agriculture producers and consumers have gone up, and those issues cross the jurisdiction of several House Committees. Today’s group of bills address the areas within our jurisdiction, and we will continue to work with our other committees to help in areas impacting our great agriculture economy,” concluded Chairman David Scott.

The bills included in this business meeting were:

H.R. 7764, A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to provide additional payments under the environmental quality incentives program for implementation of a nutrient management practice, and for other purposes;

H.R. 2518,  “Producing Responsible Energy and Conservation Incentives and Solutions for the Environment Act or the PRECISE Act”;

H.R. 2606, “Sponsoring USDA Sustainability Targets in Agriculture to Incentivize Natural Solutions Act of 2021, or the ‘SUSTAINS’ Act”;

H.R. 4140, “Butcher Block Act”;

H.R. 7675,  To amend the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to establish an Agricultural and Food System Supply Chain Resilience and Crisis Response Task Force, and for other purposes;

H.R. 7606,  “Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022”