Created: 12/12/18 (Wed) | Topic: Issues
Farm Bill passes
With House passage today, the 2018 Farm Bill now goes to President Trump's desk.
"Today's passage of the 2018 farm bill by the House of Representatives, and the Senate’s approval yesterday, is welcome news to America’s farmers and ranchers and the consumers who depend on them for our food, fiber and energy crops," said American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.
Passage means we are one signature away from renewal of risk management tools, foreign market development and environmental stewardship programs that farmers and ranchers need to survive a prolonged and painful downturn in farm income and be sustainable," he said. "Americans from all walks of life will benefit from this farm bill, including consumers, low-income families, seniors and military veterans.
"We eagerly await the president’s signature on this legislation and we know that Agriculture Secretary Perdue will implement it as quickly and efficiently as possible," Duvall concluded.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s board of directors voted unanimously yesterday to endorse final approval of the 2018 farm bill on the strength of its comprehensive provisions that support production agriculture, including measures related to risk management, crop insurance and programs that facilitate market development.