2018 Farm Bill

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  • AFBF: Partisan Votes Standard Practice on Farm Bill
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Yesterday, RFD-TV spoke with American Farm Bureau Federation’s Vice President of Public Affairs Dale Moore to discuss how party-line votes are “standard practice” for farm bills. View highlights and full feature below. Click here to view online Moore said: You can go back to the 95-96 farm bill process, you can go back to the ’94 USDA reorganization process, different steps, and different issues along the way, and regardless of who’s in the majority you see a very party line vote with legislatio... Read more

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

  • COMMITTEE APPROVED: House Ag Committee Advances Agriculture and Nutrition Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – The House Agriculture Committee today passed out of committee the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2) – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Upon passage, Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the below remarks: “Today’s vote was about America’s farmers and ranchers. It was about a better future and greater opportunities for SNAP r... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Chairman K. Michael Conaway:
    Posted in Opening Statements on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Remarks as prepared for delivery: All of you know the economic condition of rural America right now. We have seen a 52-percent drop in net farm income over the past 5 years. Chapter 12 bankruptcies are up 33 percent over the past 2 years alone. And not long ago, two key universities informed us that two-thirds of the representative farms they use to model the economic conditions of agriculture are currently in marginal or poor financial condition. In my former life, I was a businessman and an ac... Read more

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

  • Chairman Conaway Talks Farm Bill on Agri-Pulse Open Mic
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) joined Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Jeff Nalley on Sunday, April 15th to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). HERE is a link to the interview and below are highlights from the Chairman’s interview: On the Farm Safety Net: “I think it’s important that we get this ’18 Farm Bill done because if producers want to flip from ARC to PLC they can’t do that unless I get this reauthorization done. Given the way those two interact with fa... Read more

  • House Members from Across the Country Praise 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). The bill helps address the economic challenges facing farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Across the country, members continue offering their praise and support for the 2018 Farm Bill. Several of these members' comments are included below: “Introduction of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 marks the culminat... Read more

  • House Ag Members Highlight Nutrition on House Floor
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, 2018 Farm Bill

    Yesterday, House Agriculture Committee members took to the House floor to highlight the importance of nutrition in the 2018 Farm Bill. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) maintains and strengthens the nation’s nutrition programs to assist those who struggle to put food on the table, while providing critical training to help people learn the skills necessary to gain well-paying jobs, financial self-sufficiency and better futures for themselves and their families. Below are highligh... Read more

  • Chairman Conaway Introduces the Agriculture and Nutrition Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Upon introducing the bill in the House, Chairman Conaway said: “Rural America is hurting. Over the last five years, net farm income has been cut in half. Natural disasters and ... 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