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  • Small Business Committee Examines Innovations in Agriculture Technology
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development heard from a panel of experts about the impact of agriculture technology (ag-tech) on the nation’s agriculture and food systems. “Having spent time working on our family’s farm myself, I understand the impact farmers have on their community and our nation,” said Ranking Member Troy Balderson (R-OH). “On the farm, [agriculture] technologies can increase productivity, reduce waste, and bo... Read more

  • Federal Agencies Offer Training, Forums to Rural Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship heard from government witnesses on the role of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in supporting rural small business. “There is no doubt that small businesses of all industries require access to reliable and affordable broadband to compete in local, national, and international markets,” said Ranking Member John Joyce ... Read more

  • Young Farmers Emphasize Numerous Barriers to Entry
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship heard from a panel of farmers and experts on the challenges facing the next generation of small agricultural businesses. “Communities in my district and across the country rely on 2.2 million farms in the United States. Of these, 88 percent are small, and only 20 percent are operated by new and beginning farmers and ranchers,” said Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN), Acting... Read more

  • Ranking Member Joyce Opening Statement at Hearing on Agriculture and Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, International Trade

    Ranking Member Joyce Opening Statement at Hearing on Agriculture and Trade WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship met for a hearing titled, “The Small Business Trade Snapshot: Agriculture and Workers.” Ranking Member John Joyce (R-PA) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, for holding this hearing. Special thanks to Mr. Glenn Stoltzfus, ... Read more

  • Chabot Opening Statement at Hearing on Boosting Rural Digital Technology
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Workplace Issues, Technology

    Chabot Opening Statement at Hearing on Boosting Rural Digital Technology WASHINGTON - The House Committee on Small Business met today for a hearing titled, "Flipping the Switch on Rural Digital Entrepreneurship." Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. Good morning to all of you and a special thank you to our witnesses who have taken the time to work with us on this hearing today. The use of digit... Read more

  • Ranking Member Chabot Looks to Ensure Entrepreneurial Resources are Effective
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Rural America, Contracting, Workplace Issues, Technology

    Ranking Member Chabot Looks to Ensure Entrepreneurial Resources are Effective Washington – The House Committee on Small Business met today for a hearing titled, “Supporting America’s Startups: Review of SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs.” Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Time and again, this Committee has lauded the importance of small businesses to the American economy. The impact that over 30 million small fir... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Offers to Partner with USDA Task Force on Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Rural America

    WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Subcommittee Chairmen Rod Blum (R-IA), and Dave Brat (R-VA) sent a letter to the Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), urging USDA to utilize the Committee’s findings from previous hearings to help rural America increase access to capital, improve quality of life, advance rural workforce development, and progress technological innovation. “Ensuring the prosperity of rural America is vital to o... Read more

  • SBC Examines How to Invest in Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Rural America

    WASHINGTON – This week, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittees on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access and Agriculture, Energy, and Trade held a joint hearing to examine venture capital’s role in helping small businesses access capital and highlight success stories of organizations that provide resources to small businesses in rural America. “Access to capital continues to remain a top concern for American small businesses—nowhere more than rural America, which has been slower t... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Explores How Federal Regulations Impact America’s Small Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Rural America

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade heard from a panel of farmers and experts on how federal regulations affect America’s small farmers. “The current regulatory environment in the agriculture industry disproportionately burdens small farmers,” said Subcommittee Chairman Rod Blum (R-IA). “With many regulations taking a one-size-fits-all approach and with many federal agencies having the authority to regulate agriculture... Read more

  • Exploring the State of Western Kentucky’s Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America

    PADUCAH, KENTUCKY—Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a field hearing in Congressman James Comer’s (R-KY) congressional district on the state of Western Kentucky’s small businesses and what recommendations they have about federal policies. “Small businesses were responsible for 1.9 million net new jobs in 2015 (including more than 17,000 net new jobs in Kentucky),” said Congressman James Comer. “As most of you know, Paducah is a dynamic, fast-growing city that engages its citizens ... Read more