Senate Committee on Agriculture

It’s been six months since the White House announced President Biden was appointing  Dr. Jose Emilio Esteban to serve as USDA’s Undersecretary for Food Safety, and nothing more has happened.

By protocol, the undersecretary is the top food safety post in the federal government.  But that has not made any
Continue Reading Committee’s disinterest in food safety may be reason for delaying confirmation

Rural quality of life is the latest esoteric subject getting a hearing out of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Foresty, which also has had time to recommend that the complete Senate confirm four new Commodity Futures Trading Commissioners.

It’s not new that the business of agriculture takes precedence
Continue Reading Food safety nominee still waiting for his hearing before Senate committee

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will finally conduct a public nomination hearing on Nov. 28 for Mindy Brashears to become USDA’s under secretary for food safety.

Six months and 24 days after President Donald J. Trump nominated Brashears for the post, the Senate committee will hear public
Continue Reading Senate finally moves to fill USDA’s long-vacate top food safety post

Senators Pat Roberts, D-KS, and Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, were beaming Tuesday during the first agricultural committee hearing since the Farm Bill passed.

Roberts, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Nutrition, was so proud he kept asking to be reminded that the Farm Bill, now in conference, passed
Continue Reading Senate holds confirmation hearing, but not for key food safety post