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  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-5)
    Posted in Blog on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-5) emphasizes the need to pass the 2018 Farm Bill and secure a safety net for America's farmers, ranchers and foresters. "[the] farm bill offers a safety net for our farmers, our ranchers, our foresters—they need it to survive." Rep. Abraham said [in part]: Our farmers and ranchers are the thin green line. They are our food security, they are our national security. [the] farm bill offers a safety net for our farmers, our ranchers, our forest... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Ron Estes (KS-4)
    Posted in Blog on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Ron Estes (KS-4) zeroes in on the critical importance a strong farm bill has on the Kansas economy and all Americans. From crop insurance and rural broadband to nutrition assistance programs, the 2018 Farm Bill benefits farmers, ranchers and consumers alike. "Everyone is involved in agriculture— at least, everyone who eats." Rep Estes said [in part]: Everyone is involved in agriculture— at least, everyone who eats. Here in the heartland, it’s more than just i... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Phil Roe (TN-1)
    Posted in Blog on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Phil Roe (TN-1) underscores the importance of getting the 2018 Farm Bill passed on time and calls on members of the House to support this important piece of legislation that benefits the entire agriculture community and consumers. "... our farming and agriculture community needs our support right now and we do not need games played with the farm community." Rep. Roe said [in part]: We are the best in the world in what we do in farming, our exports. But our fa... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-6)
    Posted in Blog on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-6) underscores the impact depressed commodity prices and drops in net farm income have had on the lives of farmers and ranchers around the country. The STRESS Act, a measure he introduced, is included in the 2018 Farm Bill and will help address the mental and emotional strains of farming against the backdrop of today's down farm economy. Rep. Emmer said [in part]: This isn’t just an occupation, it’s a way of life. Right now farmers, ranchers, an... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Chairman Conaway Calls on the House to Stand with Rural America and SNAP Recipients
    Posted in Blog on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) speaks on the House floor prior to the vote on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, highlighting the exceptional importance of voting yes to the 2018 Farm Bill, which benefits producers and consumers alike. Though a disappointing vote, the House will continue its efforts to deliver a farm bill to the president's desk on time. Transcript below. Chairman Conaway's remarks as delivered: Mr. Speaker, we’re at a point in time where I... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** It's Time to Stand with Rural America and SNAP Recipients
    Posted in Blog on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    The House Agriculture Committee has paved the groundwork for a strong 2018 Farm Bill that benefits all Americans. It is time to stand with rural America and SNAP recipients and pass H.R. 2. Share on Twitter and Facebook. Click to view online Chairman Conaway video transcript: I need 218 votes. I don't care if they are Republican votes or Democrat votes, I need 218 votes. When it goes to red and green on the [house] Floor, it doesn't say Republicans or Democrats. It just says I am for production ... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** The Crop Insurance System is Working
    Posted in Blog on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Crop insurance is working. Take it from the farmers and ranchers who use crop insurance to manage the risks of modern agriculture. But cuts to the program in the form of subsidy caps, Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) means testing and the elimination of the harvest price option will kill the crop insurance program. Help us preserve this critical component of the farm safety net and oppose changes to crop insurance. Share on Twitter and Facebook. Click to view online Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Farm Bill: House Ag Highlights How Work Helps Lift SNAP Recipients Out of Poverty
    Posted in Blog on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    House Agriculture Committee members highlight the important provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill, Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2), dedicated to helping work-capable SNAP recipients find work or access skills and job training needed to improve their futures. Video transcript below. Share on Twitter and Facebook Click to view online Video transcript: Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-6): Well the SNAP program is an important program for the people who need it, but what people need the most is to ... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27) Feat. USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach
    Posted in Blog on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27) visits the Rudgers Dairy Farm and is joined by USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach and local New York dairy farmer, Lyman Rudgers, where they discuss the challenges of the current dairy industry and opportunities available to aid beginning farmers in their quest to be successful. "We need to do everything we can to support the next generation coming in." Rep. Collins, Rudgers and Ibach said [in part]: Collins: We need to do everything we can ... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Farmers Across the Nation Agree—Crop Insurance is Essential
    Posted in Blog on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Last year, the House Agriculture Committee traveled across the country gathering input from farmers, ranchers and stakeholders ahead of the farm bill. Among the comments, one message was clear – we must maintain a strong crop insurance program. The 2018 Farm Bill, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2), maintains and strengthens the farm safety net and crop insurance program to ensure America's farmers and ranchers can continue producing the safest and most affordable food and fiber supply e... Read more