2018 Farm Bill

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  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13)
    Posted in Blog on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) addresses the various ways the farm bill impacts rural America. From nutrition programs to rural broadband, the farm bill is critical in keeping rural communities thriving. "As we look further into the 21st century, we’ve got to ensure that even our constituents in the very rural areas of our districts get access to broadband." Rep. Davis said [in part]: The farm bill is important because it not only addresses ag policy, but it also addre... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Kristi Noem (SD-At Large)
    Posted in Blog on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Kristi Noem (SD-At Large), a life-long farmer and rancher, joins her neighbor and fellow farmer Eric Solsaa as they discuss the farm bill's essential role in maintaining our nation's food security. "Everybody eats, not everybody farms. We cannot let another country grow our food for us, or they will control us." Rep. Noem and Mr. Solsaa said [in part]: Hi everybody. I’m Kristi Noem. I’m the Congresswoman from South Dakota. I’m a lifelong farmer and rancher, r... Read more

  • Sec. Perdue Briefs House Agriculture Committee on State of Rural Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee hosted U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as he briefed members on the current state of the rural economy and the agency’s recently released farm bill priorities. Following the hearing, Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the below remarks: “We are writing this farm bill under dramatically different circumstances than we were four years ago, when prices were high and rural America was thriving. Today, a host of factors—includ... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Chairman K. Michael Conaway: House Agriculture Full Committee Hearing: State of the Rural Economy
    Posted in Opening Statements on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Remarks as prepared for delivery: I would like to thank our star witness, the Honorable Sonny Perdue, for being with us today. It is customary for the Secretary of Agriculture to help the committee kick off a new year. This hearing is an opportunity for the secretary to offer his assessment of the rural economy and to visit with members of the committee about the full range of issues impacting rural America and agriculture. Of course, it does not take a hearing to appreciate the hardships that r... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03)
    Posted in Blog on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03) expands on Florida's thriving agricultural economy. From research to specialty crops, the farm bill is critical to ensuring Florida and U.S. farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to remain productive. "We’ll be working hard to ensure our farmers, our ranchers, and our producers have the ability and tools to produce without the unnecessary, burdensome rules, regulations, and mandates coming out of Washington." Rep. Yoho said [in part]:... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-3)
    Posted in Blog on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Frank Lucas emphasizes the impact the farm bill has on the lives of all Americans. From providing healthy nutrition for families to protecting the environment, the farm bill plays an active role in everyday lives. "If you care about the food on your table, if you care about making sure your neighbors have enough to eat, if you care about water quality, air quality, preserving those natural resources, wildlife, if you care about all those things, then you care... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Kevin Cramer (At-Large)
    Posted in Blog on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Kevin Cramer (ND-At Large) shares his support for a strong farm bill and the work done by the House Agriculture Committee to deliver a bill in 2018. "I want to encourage the committee to keep up the good work, and I look forward to helping them next year as they create a good farm bill." Rep. Cramer said [in part]: Here in my state, agriculture is king, and I am encouraged by the good work of Chairman Conaway and his Agriculture Committee. You know they got a... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
    Posted in Blog on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue emphasizes the need to create a farm bill that strikes a balance for producers across the country and addresses different protocols needed for various farming activities. "I look forward to being a resource to the committee as they ponder the 2018 Farm Bill." Sec. Perdue said: I look forward to being a resource to the committee as they ponder the 2018 Farm Bill. We are talking about having a safety net that’s not so high that there... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** House Agriculture Committee: This is the Farm Bill
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    In coordination with the House Agriculture Committee’s launch of a new landing page, https://agriculture.house.gov/farmbill, the committee also released "This is the Farm Bill," the first in a series of videos. CLICK below to view video. Read more

  • **WEBSITE LAUNCH** House Agriculture Committee Launches Farm Bill Landing Page
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today announced the launch of a new online resource which can be accessed through the committee’s current website, https://agriculture.house.gov/farmbill. This landing page is designed to provide updates and information related to the 2018 Farm Bill. Following its launch, Chairman Conaway offered the below remarks: “I’m committed to completing a farm bill on time. We’ve spent the past ... Read more