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Al Lawson: USDA Sending NIFA Funds to FAMU for Scholarships

Lawson, who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and helped steer funds from the $867 billion Farm Bill to send $14 million to 1890-land grant universities including FAMU, weighed in on the scholarships on Monday. 

Florida Congressman Calls on State Department to Condemn Global Dog and Cat Meat Trade

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., led a letter last week to U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to use diplomatic pressure to raise the issue of the troubling trade and consumption of dog and cat meat and the need to condemn this harsh trade throughout the world, and specifically, in China, South Korea, Vietnam, and other Asian countries.
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Al Lawson Shapes the Farm Bill to Help HBCUs

Lawson expanded on how the Farm Bill helps land grant universities and HBCUs, noting how $400 million of the $867 billion included in the legislation will help students.