Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement welcoming the news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will move forward with implementing the Actual Production History (APH) adjustment for 2015 spring-planted crops. This crop insurance provision in the Agricultural Act of 2014 allows yield adjustments when losses are widespread and beyond the control of producers.
Lucas Statement on Senate Passage of Agricultural Act of 2014
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WASHINGTON – Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Agricultural Act of 2014.
"I am pleased the Senate passed the conference report and put us another step closer to enacting a new farm bill. I commend Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran on their efforts throughout this process. We worked together to give certainty and sound policy to our agricultural producers; deliver taxpayers billions of dollars in savings; and provide consumers the affordable and reliable food supply they have grown accustomed to," said Chairman Frank Lucas.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference report on January 29 by a strong vote of 251-166.