The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens

House Ag looking at nutrition, energy/forestry, derivatives

House Agriculture subcommittees will examine federal nutrition programs and Agriculture Department energy and forestry programs next week while the full committee will examine implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial services bill.

As part of a series of hearings that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., calls audits, the House Agriculture Conservation, Energy and Forestry Subcommittee will hold examine USDA energy and forestry programs on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the House Agriculture Nutrition and Horticulture Subcommittee will examine farm bill Title IV nutrition programs.

Also on Thursday, the House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Derivatives Reform: The View from Main Street.”