2018 Farm Bill

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  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Greg Gianforte (MT-AL)
    Posted in Blog on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-5)
    Posted in Blog on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
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    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-5) emphasizes the need to pass the 2018 Farm Bill and secure a safety net for America's farmers, ranchers and foresters. "[the] farm bill offers a safety net for our farmers, our ranchers, our foresters—they need it to survive." Rep. Abraham said [in part]: Our farmers and ranchers are the thin green line. They are our food security, they are our national security. [the] farm bill offers a safety net for our farmers, our ranchers, our forest... Read more

  • House Passes 2018 Farm Bill: Critical Legislation to Aid Farmers and Ranchers, Offer Opportunities to SNAP Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – Today the House passed 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 significant investments in opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Upon passage, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following remarks: “Today’s vote was about keeping faith with the men and women of rural America and... Read more

  • 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