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  • 'WHERE WE'RE AT'—#FarmBillFriday: Chairman Mike Conaway
    Posted in Blog on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Ahead of the September 30th farm bill deadline, this week's #FarmBillFriday highlights House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway’s frustration that he and his colleagues will be unable to get a bill done on time and underscores his commitment to completing a farm bill before the end of the year that provides a strong safety net for farmers, ranchers and consumers. DOWNLOAD audio of Chairman Conaway's remarks without music HERE. "... getting this farm bill done ought to be about the polic... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Mark Walker (NC-6)
    Posted in Blog on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Mark Walker (NC-6) highlights the positive impact the House-passed 2018 Farm Bill will have on SNAP recipients by providing access to education and training to help them find employment and move toward self-sufficiency. "These reforms are supported by 83 percent of Americans. By promoting the dignity of work and using welfare funds to invest in job-training for work-capable adults, we can bring hope and opportunity to families who have not seen it for generat... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Speaker Paul Ryan
    Posted in Blog on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-1) highlights ways the House-passed 2018 Farm Bill is taking advantage of today's booming economy and helping SNAP recipients get access to skills-based education so they can find a job and improve their futures. "The farm bill is a perfect opportunity to get people off the sidelines, into the work force, into school, into good careers and employers need it so it’s a win win win." Speaker Ryan said [in part]: Most of the spending in the farm ... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-4)
    Posted in Blog on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-4) underscores the impact the farm bill has on Washington's economy and the livelihood of its communities. "... our agricultural economy depends on a secure, safety net for our nation’s farmers." Rep. Newhouse said [in part]: I represent central Washington state where agriculture and the farm bill play a huge role in our economy and the livelihood of our communities. ... our agricultural economy depends on a secure, safety net for our nation’... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-1)
    Posted in Blog on August 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise praises various policies included in the House-passed 2018 Farm Bill and the positive impact they will have on farmers, ranchers and SNAP recipients. "We need to make sure that with a good farm bill that we’ve moved out of the House, that we’re able to continue allowing our farmers to produce so many great products and feed the world, be the bread basket of the world." Rep. Scalise said [in part]: American farmers are the backbone... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: House GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5)
    Posted in Blog on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers highlights priorities important to Washington farmers that are included in the House-passed 2018 Farm Bill, including crop insurance, market access program and agricultural research. "We’ve put decision-making back in the hands of our farmers so that they can continue to feed the world and provide food security." Rep. McMorris Rodgers said [in part]: It’s our farmers here and across Eastern Washington that a... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1)
    Posted in Blog on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1) emphasizes the importance of investing in the farm bill in order to maintain strong national security. Food security keeps America thriving. "We’re not only investing in rural America in a variety of ways, but really investing in our own food security, which means national security." Rep. Crawford said [in part]: A nation that can’t feed itself is a nation that is insecure, potentially a threat to enemies around the world that would reall... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7)
    Posted in Blog on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) emphasizes the need to pass the 2018 Farm Bill on time to provide certainty to America's farmers and ranchers. "I’m excited to get this farm bill done by the deadline of September 30th. It’s important to my farmer constituents out there. They need the certainty, the programs, they need the ability to make sure crop insurance is going to be there." Rep. Gibbs said [in part]: I’m excited to get this farm bill done by the deadline of September 3... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Greg Gianforte (MT-AL)
    Posted in Blog on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Greg Gianforte (MT-AL) visits with local Montana sugar beet farmers about the crucial importance of a strong safety net and fair trade agreements. "We have a good bill that passed the House. Now, we need to get it through the Senate and to the president’s desk to make sure we have a safety net for Montana ag and free and open access to trade." Rep. Gianforte said [in part]: Rep. Gianforte: Agriculture is Montana’s number one industry. We need a safety net and... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1)
    Posted in Blog on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) takes viewers on a tour of his farm in northern California where he highlights the great variety of agricultural products grown in California and stresses the need to pass a farm bill to keep America strong. "The farm bill is as important for just about everything... it means a lot to everybody in farming as well as the nutrition programs for consumers, so let’s pass this farm bill because it will make America strong." Rep. LaMalfa said [i... Read more