Perdue Comments on 2018 Farm Bill Passing the House of Representatives

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed their version of the 2018 Farm Bill: “I applaud Chairman Conaway and the House Agriculture Committee for their diligence and hard work in passing their 2018 Farm Bill through the House of Representatives. American producers have greatly benefited from the policies of the Trump …


Groups Respond to House Passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

From American Farm Bureau House Farm Bill Passage a Win for Farmers The following statement regarding House passage of the 2018 Farm Bill may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “Passage of the House farm bill is a big win for America’s farmers and ranchers. Our grassroots Farm Bureau members clearly made their voices heard. By …


House Passes 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Critical Legislation to Aid Farmers and Ranchers, Offer Opportunities to SNAP Recipients 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 …


NCBA President Discusses Farm Bill

Dan Beef, Farm Bill

Many eyes are on both the U.S. Senate and House this week to see what action may take place concerning the Farm Bill. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Kevin Kester, is in the Southeast this week attending the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention. He told Southeast AgNet that if everything goes as expected, by September 30th we could have a new farm …

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Florida Cattlemen Learn about Legislative Issues

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

The 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show continues at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. During this morning’s Board of Directors’ Meeting FCA Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, gave a legislative update. AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper talked with him. Florida Cattlemen Learn about Legislative Issues The 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention & Trade Show runs through Thursday at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.


Freedom Caucus Farm Bill Support Still Uncertain

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Freedom Caucus members have yet to submit unison support for the House farm bill. The House set a revote deadline for this Friday when the farm bill failed because Democrats and the Freedom Caucus Republicans voted against the measure. Now, Bloomberg reports some members have not voiced support for the farm bill, including Virginia Republican David Brat, who says “I’m …


Florida Congressman Discusses House Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Florida, Labor and Immigration

During a recent trip to Washington, D.C, Tony St. James with All Ag Radio Network caught up with U.S. Representative Ted Yoho. Yoho serves the 3rd Congressional District in Florida and is a member of the House Agriculture Committee. They talked about the House version of the farm bill and how immigration issues tied into the recent defeat of the bill in …


House Faces Friday Deadline to Pass Current Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The U.S. House faces a Friday deadline to revote on the current farm bill proposal. As of Monday, the farm bill, passed out of committee with Republican support only, was not on the schedule to be considered on the house floor. However, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who publishes the weekly schedule, did include: “Possible consideration of legislation related to …