Graham, Scott Legislation Set To Become Law

Graham, Scott Legislation Set To Become Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott’s (R-South Carolina) legislation – The South Carolina Peanut Parity Act – passed the Senate and the House of Representatives as a part of the conference report to the 2018 Farm Bill.

This provision will put an individual from South Carolina on the Peanut Standards Board at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The legislation will now go to President Trump’s desk where it is expected to be signed into law.

Graham and Scott, along with South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson, noted that even though South Carolina has the fourth largest peanut industry in the country, the state is not represented on the Peanut Standards Board. The board, created by the 2002 farm bill, advises USDA on proper standards for peanut quality and handling.

“As growers of our state’s official snack, South Carolina peanut farmers deserve a say in matters that affect their livelihood. I’m proud to work with my colleagues, Senator Scott and Congressman Wilson, on this important bill to ensure South Carolina’s peanut farmers get adequate representation at USDA,” said Graham.  “I appreciate and look forward to President Trump signing this provision into law.”

“Ensuring South Carolina peanut farmers have a seat at the table is incredibly important,” Scott said. “I want to thank Senator Graham for working together on this important bill, and I look forward to sharing some South Carolina boiled peanuts with our colleagues soon!”

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Source: Lindsey Graham
Graham, Scott Legislation Set To Become Law

Clemson Army and Air Force ROTC to commission 16 second lieutenants

Clemson Army and Air Force ROTC to commission 16 second lieutenants

Clemson University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units will hold a joint ceremony to commission 16 second lieutenants at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Tillman Hall Auditorium. Six students will receive commissions into the U.S. Army and 10 will receive commissions into the U.S. Air Force.
Source: Clemson
Clemson Army and Air Force ROTC to commission 16 second lieutenants

Physicist Rao named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Physicist Rao named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Clemson University physicist Apparao Rao has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Rao, founding director of the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute and associate dean for discovery in the College of Science, leads research focused on understanding and exploiting the properties of nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene, with applications spanning as […]
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Physicist Rao named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Bishop Statement on Redefining EPA’s WOTUS Rule

Bishop Statement on Redefining EPA’s WOTUS Rule

Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to redefine the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. 

“Thanks to the great leadership of Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler at EPA, a new definition of WOTUS will bring much needed clarity and certainty for America’s farmers, contractors, landowners, and ranchers. The previous WOTUS rule from 2015 was a reckless expansion of federal control. EPA did an excellent job of including the voices of many who are directly impacted by the WOTUS rule. Today is a win for many Utahns and Americans across the country.”

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Source: Natural Resources
Bishop Statement on Redefining EPA’s WOTUS Rule