U.S. House Agriculture Committee

U.S. House Ag leader seeks permanent scholarship funding for 1890 land-grant colleges

BY: - June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — Leaders from 1890 land-grant colleges laid out to the House Agriculture Committee how a fresh infusion of scholarship funding provided by Congress has helped those historically Black institutions educate and train the next generation of agriculture workers. Committee Chairman David Scott, D-Ga., said their testimony would help members of the committee work to […]

House Agriculture panel probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers

BY: - March 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The committee’s chairman, Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., said the testimony at the virtual hearing would help the panel craft legislation that aims to increase the number of […]

House Agriculture panel to key in on climate change and farming

BY: - February 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are eyeing proposals that would support programs for U.S. farmers — who have suffered catastrophic losses from severe weather events in recent years — to reduce carbon emissions on their land. In his first major policy hearing as House Agriculture Committee chairman, Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., said Thursday that the […]

Georgia congressman to be first African American chairman of the House Agriculture Committee

BY: - December 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Democratic caucus on Thursday ratified Rep. David Scott’s selection to chair the Agriculture Committee, making him the first African American and the first Georgian to lead the panel. “I was born on my grandparents’ farm in rural Aynor, South Carolina, during the days of segregation, and the hardships, of those, […]