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  • Now is the Time to Act on RFS Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Agriculture

    Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315) for the 115th Congress: “The Renewable Fuel Standard is a well-intentioned flop. After a decade of this policy, it’s clearer than ever that the federal government’s creation of an artificial market for the ethanol industry has resulted in a domino effect that is hurting peopl... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Requests Federal Disaster Assistance for Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), French Hill (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Bruce Westerman (AR-4), today urged U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to support Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration for Arkansas. Following a storm that caused substantial flooding in several Arkansas counties, inflicting particular damage upon farms that have already experienced flooding earlier this year, Governo... Read more

  • RFS Mandate is Unsustainable
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Agriculture

    U.S. Representatives Bill Flores (R-TX), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA) and Steve Womack (R-AR) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 2017 renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “The proposed increases in the volume of ethanol under the current RFS will continue to harm America’s consumers and economy while adversely impacting the environment. The EPA’s proposal forces more ethanol into t... Read more

  • Arkansas House Members Urge Cottonseed Eligibility
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    After reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to deny urgently needed assistance to American cotton farmers and rural communities that depend on our domestic cotton industry, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1), the Subcommittee Chairman for General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, along with Rep. French Hill (AR-2), Rep. Steve Womack (AR-3), and Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-4) issued the following statement: "On December 15th of last year, a rare coalition of rural and urb... Read more

  • Womack Responds to WOTUS Stay
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement in response to the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota to grant a preliminary injunction against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “As I have traveled the Third District, I have been overwhelmed with the number of Arkansans that will be egregiously harmed by the outrageously overreaching Waters of the United States rule. This preliminary inju... Read more

  • Lawmakers: EPA RFS Announcement Too Little, Too Late
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited release of proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the years 2014, 2015, and 2016, Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Steve Womack (R-AR), and Jim Costa (D-CA) released the following statement: “EPA’s 18-month delay in issuing these volume requirements, and the uncertainty this policy has created in the marketplace, makes it even clearer that the RFS is unworkable and in need of r... Read more

  • Womack Votes to Provide Small Businesses, Farmers Tax Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Agriculture, Small Business

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement in response to the passage of America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 (H.R. 636), which creates stability for small business owners, farmers, and ranchers by making permanent increased Section 179 small business expensing: “I applaud the passage of H.R. 636 and the steps the House continues to take to support job creation. Arkansas farmers and small business owners need to have faith in a stable tax code so they can f... Read more

  • 2015 is the Year for RFS Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Agriculture

    Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6), Peter Welch (D-VT-AL), Steve Womack (R-AR-3), and Jim Costa (D-CA-16) today introduced H.R. 704, the RFS Reform Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The RFS Reform Act eliminates the corn-based ethanol requirement, caps the amount of ethanol that can be blended into conventional gasoline at 10 percent, and requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set cellulosic biofuels levels at production levels. The bill had 34 cosponsors at the time ... Read more

  • Boozman, Cotton, Womack Announce Funding for U of A Mentoring Program for Veteran, Minority Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans , Education, Agriculture

    U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with U.S. Representative Steve Womack (AR-3), today announced that the University of Arkansas (U of A) has been awarded funding to develop an online and in-person training and mentoring program for military veterans and minority farmers. “Establishing this type of career development program at our state’s flagship university is significant in light of the sizable role agriculture plays in Arkansas’s economy. The collaboration will help train and m... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Requests Loan Repayment Extension for Farmers Impacted by Turner Grain
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    The Arkansas Congressional delegation today requested Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack extend the loan repayment date for farmers impacted by the collapse of Turner Grain until bankruptcy proceedings are completed. Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) extended loan repayment dates for farmers impacted by the collapse of Turner Grain last fall. The repayment extension is set to expire for farmers during the week of February 1, 2015. “Given that losses may be as high as $50 million, the situatio... Read more

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