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

Jacqui Fatka

April 25, 2016

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This week in Washington: April 25-29

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.

About the Author(s)

Jacqui Fatka

Policy editor, Farm Futures

Jacqui Fatka grew up on a diversified livestock and grain farm in southwest Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications, with a minor in agriculture education, in 2003. She’s been writing for agricultural audiences ever since. In college, she interned with Wallaces Farmer and cultivated her love of ag policy during an internship with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, working in Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Capitol Hill press office. In 2003, she started full time for Farm Progress companies’ state and regional publications as the e-content editor, and became Farm Futures’ policy editor in 2004. A few years later, she began covering grain and biofuels markets for the weekly newspaper Feedstuffs. As the current policy editor for Farm Progress, she covers the ongoing developments in ag policy, trade, regulations and court rulings. Fatka also serves as the interim executive secretary-treasurer for the North American Agricultural Journalists. She lives on a small acreage in central Ohio with her husband and three children.

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