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  • **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

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Food Security is National Security
    Posted in Blog on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    The U.S. is home to the safest, most abundant and most affordable food and fiber supply of any developed nation in the world. This is thanks to America's farmers and ranchers along with a strong farm safety net. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2) maintains and strengthens the farm safety net so producers can continue providing this bounty for our nation and world. Strong food security is strong national security because a nation that can feed itself is inherently more secure than a natio... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Vice Chairman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5)
    Posted in Blog on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Vice Chairman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) visits Schrack farm and presents the 2018 National Dairy Farmer Innovator of the Year award. Watch as he highlights the opportunities that innovation and research provide for farmers and ranchers. "This is an 1100 head dairy farm and it is known for innovation and that’s what we know farming is today. It is science and technology." Rep. Thompson said [in part]: Hi, Congressman GT Thompson of Pennsylvania here on Farm Bill F... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Farm Bill: Aiding a Down Farm Economy
    Posted in Blog on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Rural America is hurting. Over the last five years, net farm income has been cut in half. Strong farm policy provides a safety net and stability for America's farmers and ranchers. The 2018 Farm Bill, Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2), will help provide much-needed certainty to producers so they can continue delivering the safest, most abundant and most affordable food supply in the world. Share on Twitter and Facebook. Click here to view online Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** HOUSE AG: We've Laid the Groundwork.
    Posted in Blog on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Three years, 114 hearings, six listening sessions and countless industry meetings have laid the groundwork for the 2018 Farm Bill. The House Agriculture Committee is ready to deliver a strong farm bill for producers, consumers and all of rural America. For more information regarding the 2018 Farm Bill visit agriculture.house.gov/farmbill. Share video on Twitter and Facebook. Click to view video online. Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Conaway on SNAP: We MUST Get this Policy Right
    Posted in Blog on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Over the past three years, the House Agriculture Committee conducted an extensive, three-year review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). From the onset, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) has committed to getting the policy right – not setting a savings number and molding the policy to meet that. It’s about improving policy and modernizing the program to help lift people out of poverty. Hear more from Chairman Conaway about his approach and goals in th... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1)
    Posted in Blog on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1) underlines the correlation between strong food security and national security. The farm bill plays a critical role in ensuring the American's have the safest, most abundant and affordable food supply in the world "The investment that we make in production agriculture it returns to us in so many ways but mostly in a secure nation." Rep. Crawford said [in part]: I represent Arkansas’ 1st congressional district, and my district is home to ab... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16)
    Posted in Blog on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) highlights Illinois' vast agriculture industry and notes the various programs within the farm bill that have a direct impact on farmers, ranchers and consumers. "In 2018, Congress once again has the opportunity to get our food and agriculture policies right in the passage of the next farm bill." Rep. Kinzinger said [in part]: Illinois has nearly 27 million acres of farmland and remains a leader in important commodities like corn, soybea... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. David G. Valadao (CA-21)
    Posted in Blog on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's, #FarmBillFriday, Rep. David G. Valadao (CA-21), a California dairy farmer, expresses the importance of strengthening the farm bill so the California dairy industry can continue to thrive. "As the largest dairy producing district in the nation, it’s important that Washington passes a farm bill that allows California dairy to continue to thrive and be successful in the future." Rep. Valadao said [in part]: Agriculture drives the American economy and it’s the backbone of the Central... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4)
    Posted in Blog on March 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4) highlights the importance of crop insurance to farmers and ranchers on the Plains where volatile weather conditions present constant challenges. "Probably the most important element for us is just simply crop insurance." Rep. Cole said [in part]: I represent 14,000 farms and ranches as well. Agriculture is a huge part of our economy and a big part of our heritage. The farm bill has been critical to us ever since its inception and never more cr... Read more