Perdue on Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

Congress is out all next week for their annual Memorial Day Holiday break, but when they return, many in agriculture hope the 2018 Farm Bill will be on lawmaker’s minds. This week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made these comments about the Farm Bill process. Perdue on Farm Bill Of course, he is referring to the fact Democrats voted against the …

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Farm Bill Delays Due to Immigration Issues

Dan Farm Bill, Labor and Immigration, Legislative

Efforts have been taking place to resurrect the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill after last week’s defeat. One reason for the defeat was an unrelated fight over immigration reform. American Farm Bureau Federation’s Andrew Walmsley says this isn’t over yet, after 30-GOP conservatives sunk the bill in a bid to win a vote on tough immigration reforms. Farm …

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Driven to Get All Aspects of Farm Bill Done

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

Late last week the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass their version of the 2018 Farm Bill. One of the biggest reasons why was the fact Democrats had said all along they would vote against the bill due to their opposition of the stricter work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). During a recent tele-conference, House Agriculture …

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Tentative Next Steps for House Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Legislative

The House Farm Bill will get another vote on June 22 after a separate vote on a conservative immigration bill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise announced the schedule on Monday. The conservative immigration bill is sponsored by House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and Homeland Security Chair Michael McCaul of Texas. Roll Call reports the bill contains border wall …

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Perdue, Conaway, and Groups Comment on Farm Bill Vote

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Perdue on Farm Bill Vote in House of Representatives U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the initial vote on the 2018 Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives: “A Farm Bill is necessary to provide our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers with the stability and predictability they need. Our farmers feed the people of …

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U.S. House Fails to Pass 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

In a vote of 198-yes, 213-no, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or as we know it the 2018 Farm Bill. 30 Republicans joined 183 Democrats in defeating bill. While Republican leaders were confident ahead of the vote, many members of leadership were seen on the floor holding last-minute …

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House Expects Farm Bill Vote on Friday

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The House of Representatives continues its debate on the 2018 Farm Bill through Thursday evening, with the final vote on passage coming up on Friday. The Hagstrom Report says House Republican leadership and House Ag Chair Michael Conaway are still trying to round up enough Republican votes to guarantee passage. No Democrats will vote for the bill because of changes …


Exclusive: Deputy Secretary Censky on the Farm Bill

Abbey Taylor Farm Bill, Legislative

The farm bill debate is currently underway, and the main message U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Steve Censky wants to get out is: farmers need a farm bill. Censky says the USDA is urging a favorable vote on the House bill, so the process of making a new farm bill can move forward. Censky realizes farmers need some …