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  • USDA announces WTAMU as a regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Center
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jordan Hunter September 27, 2019 (202) 225-3706 USDA announces WTAMU as a regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Center WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) as one of three regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Centers. These centers will educate and train stakeholders across the country in the grading of feeder cattle, fed cattle, and beef carcasses. ... Read more

  • House sends Farm Bill 2018 to President’s desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Jordan Hunter December 12, 2018 (202) 225-3706 House sends Farm Bill 2018 to President’s desk Thornberry Amendments Included WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted today in support of H.R. 2, the "Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018." This legislation governs our nation’s federal farm and food policy and is known as the Farm Bill. The bill will now go to the President’s desk for signature. "The Farm Bill provides our hardworking agricultu... Read more

  • House Passes the 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    House Passes the 2018 Farm Bill Thornberry Adopted Amendments WASHINGTON- U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) voted once again in support of H.R. 2, the "Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018." This legislation governs our nation’s federal farm and food policy and is known as the Farm Bill. In a second attempt, the House passed the Farm Bill by a vote of 213 to 211. "The Farm Bill provides our hardworking agriculture producers with essential tools and safety net they need to grow the ... Read more

  • Thornberry statement on BLM’s admission of error in Red River surveys
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement that it used incorrect methodology in three surveys that are the basis for the federal government’s claims to private property along the Red River: “The BLM’s admission that it used incorrect methodology in these surveys and the decision to suspend the surveys is welcome news. “The portions of the river that the agency has surveyed strayed widely from t... Read more

  • Thornberry urges USDA Secretary to extend Emergency Use of CRP Lands
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Acting Secretary Michael Young requesting that he provide a 60-day extension of the Emergency Use of CRP Lands for the Texas Panhandle Fires. The text of the letter is below. “I am writing to respectfully request a 60-day extension of the Emergency Use of CRP Lands for the Texas Panhandle Fires. “As you are aware, many counties in the Texas Panhandle recently experienced devastating wildfires. Wit... Read more

  • Thornberry urges action on Panhandle wildfire assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) is urging agriculture producers who have suffered livestock and property losses in the recent wildfires to file a Notice of Loss with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin the federal assistance process. A Notice of Loss must be filed within 30 days of the time of the loss by phone or in person at a local USDA county service center. County service center locations can be found on their website at https://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/... Read more

  • Thornberry introduces Waters of the U.S. bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Overreach, Agriculture, Thoughts on Government, Executive Overreach

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) applauded the executive order signed by President Trump to rewrite the Obama-era regulation related to “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) and has introduced legislation to solve the problem permanently. Thornberry’s bill, the “Federal Regulatory Certainty for Water Act,” H.R. 1261, clarifies the definition of “navigable waters” in the Clean Water Act (CWA) as waters that are navigable-in-fact or are permanently flowing bodies of water that physically conne... Read more

  • Thornberry's Red River bill passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Executive Overreach

    The “Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act,” H.R. 428, introduced by U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), today passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 250-171. The bill establishes a fair and balanced process to conduct an accurate survey of contested land along the Red River to find the proper boundary between public and private ownership. “This bill essentially requires the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to do what they should have done all along. Its passage in the House... Read more

  • Thornberry introduces the 'Death Tax Repeal Act'
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Thoughts on Government, Taxes

    U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) introduced his first bill of the 115th Congress. The “Death Tax Repeal Act,” H.R. 198, will completely and permanently repeal the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes. The bill already has garnered 44 cosponsors. “This simple, two-page bill would permanently and fully eliminate the death tax, which undermines one of America’s most important means of capital formation: building a family enterprise,” said Thornberry. “Death should never ... Read more

  • A Victory for All American Private Property Owners
    Posted in Mac's Columns on December 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Executive Overreach

    U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry Sen. John Cornyn Wichita Falls Times Record News http://www.timesrecordnews.com/opinion/national/a-victory-for-all-american-private-property-owners-26a1fdc8-e081-3877-e053-0100007f6c98-361683461.html Imagine that you had worked hard to purchase a piece of property, pay your taxes on the land, and plan to pass it along to your children for their use and enjoyment. All seems well until an agency of the federal government decides that it really owns your land and swoops in ... Read more