2018 Farm Bill

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  • #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

  • Conaway: Trump, Perdue Have Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Backs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. — After meeting with the president today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement concerning President Trump’s support for on-time passage of a strong, new farm bill and the administration’s announcement of emergency aid to help American farm and ranch families weather unjustified retaliation by foreign countries against U.S. agricultural exports: “For years, our committee has highlighted that the U.S. is living up to its trade co... 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

  • Conaway: House Moves to Send Farm Bill to Conference Committee, Appoints Conferees
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives moved to send the 2018 Farm Bill to conference committee. Following the vote, Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-1) named the House conferees, or members who will seek to resolve the differences between the two chambers’ bills. House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement on the House’s action: “Today, we move one step closer to delivering a strong, new farm bill to the president’s desk on time as he has ... 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

  • A Food Fight Worth Having
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    By WSJ Editorial Board An old line from writer P.J. O’Rourke is that the two most terrifying words in Washington are “bipartisan consensus,” and the Senate farm bill looks like a classic example. Before it went on its Fourth of July recess the Senate whooped through, 86-11, a farm bill whose only imagined virtue is broad support from both parties. At least there’s still a chance to improve the final product, particularly on work incentives in welfare. The farm bill is a Beltway totem that featur... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12)
    Posted in Blog on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) highlights the immense diversity of agricultural products grown in his congressional district and emphasizes the vital importance a farm bill plays in feeding the American population and the world. "[The farm bill] is vitally important to feed the American population, and the world, and we’re doing that very very well, and as long as we keep working with a farm bill like this, we should be able to do that." Rep. Bost said [in part]: For thos... Read more

  • Conaway Applauds Passage of Senate Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today offered the following statement upon passage of the Senate farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: “Passage today of the Senate farm bill reflects a hard fought victory, and I commend Chairman Roberts for his tireless efforts. I look forward to working together to send a strong, new farm bill to the president’s desk.” Read more