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Farm Bill Discussion May Not Happen Until September

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

After the house and senate passed their versions of the farm bill before the Fourth of July holiday, optimists thought the momentum would carry through to deliberation. However, those talks have not begun and the House is on break for the month of August. American Farm Bureau’s Andrew Walmsley said that’s just two weeks away. Revisions to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program …

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Pre-Conference Committee Farm Bill Discussions Get Heated in House

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The U.S. House could take a step forward on moving farm bill talks ahead by voting to send the bill to conference. However, Politico says Thursday was the latest indicator that the bad blood between House Ag leaders is one of the many issues that need to be fixed. House Ag Chair Mike Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson met …

Congressman Ted Yoho Discusses the Farm Bill

Abbey Taylor Farm Bill, Legislative

Before returning to Washington, D.C., U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho stopped by AgNet Media’s Gainesville office to discuss the farm bill. The House and the Senate both passed their versions of the farm bill. Now, an appointed committee will hammer out the details of the separate bills to combine it into one. There is a massive amount of crucial policies for …

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U.S. House Holds Next Move on Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Senator Pat Roberts points out that the U.S. House has the next move on the farm bill. The Senate Agriculture Committee chairman told a group of veteran farmers this week that the farm bill conference should begin “soon,” according to the Hagstrom Report. However, Roberts says the House must make the next move by rejecting the Senate version of the …

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Farm Bill Conference Could be Slow

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Lawmakers are back on Capitol Hill this week but getting the farm bill to the finish line may be a slow process. The Hagstrom Report speculates the process will be sluggish, based on statements from the office of Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. His office stated: Chairman Roberts “looks forward” to working with his counterparts to “provide …

Conaway and Roby Discuss Pending Farm Bill with Wiregrass Constituents

Abbey Taylor Alabama, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Alabama, met with over 100 farmers in Troy today to discuss final passage of the farm bill before October. The bill, which is voted on every fiveyears, will reauthorize food, conservation and agricultural programs that benefit farmers and consumers. “What you can do between now and the end …

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Getting the Farm Bill Done on Time is Important

Abbey Taylor Farm Bill, Legislative

Many in agriculture are pleased that both the Senate and House have passed their individual versions of the 2018 Farm Bill, and look forward to the two chambers getting together to produce a final bill that can be signed into law by September 30. During a recent tele-conference, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said getting this done is really, really important.

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NCBA on Senate Passage of Farm Bill

Abbey Taylor Cattle, Farm Bill, Legislative

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed their version of the 2018 Farm Bill. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Government Affairs, Allison Rivera, discusses a couple of parts of the bill important to cattle producers.