2018 Farm Bill

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  • Conaway Statement on Bill to Modernize the CFTC
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – Upon the introduction of legislation to modernize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) led by Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement: “I want to thank Austin Scott for his work on this important piece of legislation. There is a coming wave of innovation in financial markets and our regulators need new tools to under... Read more

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

  • Conaway: Down, But Not Out
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C.— House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement on today's House farm bill vote: “We experienced a setback today after a streak of victories all week. We may be down, but we are not out. We will deliver a strong, new farm bill on time as the President of the United States has called on us to do. Our nation’s farmers and ranchers and rural America deserve nothing less.” Read more

  • House Farm Bill Makes Good on Promise of American Dream
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Townhall By Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11), Chairman House Agriculture Committee and Tarren Bragdon, CEO and president of the Foundation for Government Accountability The American Dream, that anyone who works hard enough can create a good life for themselves and their families, is part of our nation’s DNA. Our parents and grandparents believed in it—many of them lived it. Our Founding Fathers believed the pursuit of happiness was an inalienable right, and the opportunity to find self-made success ins... Read more

  • Floor Remarks: Chairman Conaway Floor Remarks on 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Opening Statements on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Remarks as prepared for delivery for general debate on H.R.2 on the House floor: Mr. Chairman/Madam Chairwoman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018—more commonly known as the Farm Bill. I do so proudly because I still believe that rural America and our farm and ranch families are the backbone of this country. Our farmers and ranchers ensure that Americans across this great country pay the lowest grocery bills in the world. They also land us a rare ... Read more

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

  • Opening Statement: Conaway Offers Remarks on the 2018 Farm Bill Before House Rules Committee
    Posted in Opening Statements on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway offered the below remarks before the House Rules Committee regarding the 2018 Farm Bill, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R.2): Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member McGovern, and members of the committee. I appreciate the opportunity to come before you today concerning the farm bill. H.R. 2—the Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018—is the product of a three-year process. This includes 114 hearings, six listeni... Read more