This week in Washington: April 25-29

House Agriculture Committee is busy this week as it continues hearings focusing on farm economy.

The House Agriculture Committee is busy this week as it continues its hearings focusing on the farm economy. Next up is one on the factors impacting the cost of production Wednesday, followed by food prices and the impact on consumers on Thursday.

This week, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is also overseas participating in the 2016 G7 Ministerial Summit and meetings in Niigata, Japan, April 23-24. He then travels to Vietnam until April 27 to underscore the significance of the U.S.-Vietnam agricultural relationship and the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to both nations. For more on his overseas trip, click here.

Wednesday, April 27

House Ag Subcommittee Hearing on Cost of Production - Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. (ET), the House Committee on Agriculture's Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research Subcommittee will hold a hearing on "Focus on the Farm Economy: Factors Impacting the Cost of Production." To watch the hearing live or archived afterwards via webcast, click here.

House Committee on Natural Resources – Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., the committee will hold a hearing on the Bureau of Land Management’s regulatory overreach into methane emissions regulation. To watch the hearing live or archived afterwards via webcast, click here.

Thursday, April 28

House Ag Subcommittee Hearing on Capital Margin Requirements - Thursday at 10:00 a.m. (ET), the House Committee on Agriculture's Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee will hold a hearing "To Review the Impact of Capital Margin Requirements on End Users." To watch the hearing live or archived afterwards via webcast, click here.

House Ag Subcommittee Hearing on Consumer Food Prices - Thursday at 2:00 p.m. (ET), the House Committee on Agriculture's Nutrition Subcommittee will hold a hearing on "Focus on the Farm Economy: Food Prices & the Consumer." To watch the hearing live or archived afterwards via webcast, click here.

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