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Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Celebrations of National Ag Day
EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan issued the following statement:
"Every day, American farmers, ranchers, and laborers work tirelessly for the food on our tables, clothes on our backs, and fuel to power our daily lives.
This past year magnified the agriculture community’s unwavering resilience, sacrifice, and indispensable contributions to American life. A strong and prosperous agricultural sector is essential to a strong and prosperous economy. On National Agriculture Day, let’s express our gratitude for the long days, the determined work ethic, and bountiful food supply."

House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn 'GT' Thompson issued the following statement celebrating National Agriculture Day:

"It is an incredible honor to represent our farmers, ranchers, and producers every day as Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee. The fruits of their labor have blessed us with the safest and strongest food supply chain in the world. The vitality of rural America is at the heart of all of my work, because when rural America thrives, communities all across America thrive, too. As we begin to rebound from the effects of Coronavirus, Agriculture Republicans are laser-focused to identify every opportunity possible to restore a robust rural economy."

The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) joined with farmers, ranchers, co-ops, agribusiness and grower associations across the country in celebrating the importance of American agriculture on National Agriculture Day on Tuesday.

“National Agriculture Day is always a time to celebrate American agriculture and the amazing bounty that it provides to consumers here in the U.S. and around the world. The past year, however, highlighted in the most dramatic way possible just how important this country’s farmers, farmworkers and food sector employees truly are,” said Chuck Conner, president and CEO of NCFC. “The pandemic strained the food and agriculture supply chain, in some cases to near the breaking point; yet American agriculture has proven resilient thanks to the hard work and sacrifice of those who grow, harvest and process crops and care for farm animals.”

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Host Ron Hays talks with Oklahoma Third District Congressman Frank Lucas about two recent pieces of legislation that he voted against- HR 1, the Democrat's Voting Rights Bill that would strip power away from the states on how to register and verify voters- and also the Budget Reconciliation Bill that the Biden Administration is calling the American Rescue Plan. Hays and Lucas also talked about confirmation of Tom Vilsack to be USDA Secretary- Lucas saying he is "relieved" that Vilsack was President Biden's choice to be Secretary.

Rep. Lucas also talked about the CFAP money that is being held up by the Biden USDA- saying that Congress offered explicit instructions on funds to be spent to compensate cattle producers who sold cattle at a loss April 15 thru May last year as COVID devastated the market.

The Congressman also talked about the groundwork ahead of a 2023 Farm Bill and what he is working on in the Science Committee to help research back on track after a year of dealing with the Pandemic.

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