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Conaway on Conservation Title Changes in Farm Bill Draft

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway released his draft of the new farm bill last Thursday, known as the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or HR-2. During a teleconference, Conaway noted the bill makes changes to conservation programs, including the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Conaway on Conservation Title Changes in Farm Bill Draft

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House Members from Across the Country Praise 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

The House Agriculture Committee introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). The bill helps address the economic challenges facing farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Across the country, members continue offering their praise and support for the 2018 Farm Bill. Several of these members’ comments are included below: “Introduction of the …

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Groups React to Farm Bill Proposal

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

American Farm Bureau Federation The following statement on today’s release of the 2018 Farm Bill by the House Agriculture Committee may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Today’s release by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) assures America’s farmers and ranchers that congressional agriculture leaders recognize …

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Secretary Perdue Comments on Release of 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on the release of the 2018 Farm Bill: “I applaud Chairman Conaway and the House Agriculture Committee for their diligence and hard work in crafting the 2018 Farm Bill. The trend of low commodity prices over recent years and headlines about trade disputes have caused anxiety among agricultural producers these …

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Chairman Conaway Introduces the Agriculture and Nutrition Act

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Three years, 114 hearings, six listening sessions and countless industry meetings have laid the groundwork for the 2018 Farm Bill. And, the House Agriculture Committee delivered what they call a strong farm bill for producers, consumers and all of rural America. After introducing the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), during a teleconference, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael …

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Farm Bill Text Expected Thursday

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Democrats and Republicans on the House Agriculture committee remain at odds with each other over the nutrition title of the farm bill. As the committee scheduled the draft release today (Thursday, 12:30 p.m. ET), the bill is “in trouble,” as ranking member Collin Peterson puts it, according to the Hagstrom Report. Peterson and committee Democrats previously vowed not to support …

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Pork Producers to Visit Washington D.C. this Week

Dan Legislative, Pork

On April 11-12, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) will host its spring Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C. The biannual fly-in draws from around the country about 125 pork producers. Producers will lobby congressional lawmakers on issues of importance to the U.S. pork industry, including the importance of maintaining and expanding export opportunities, and funding a Foot-and-Mouth Disease …

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Legislative Issues Discussed at GCA Convention

Dan Cattle, Georgia, Legislative

The 2018 Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention wraps up today in Perry. Folks from across the state have been on hand to take in the big trade show and discuss various topics affecting the cattle industry. GCA Executive Vice President, Will Bentley, discusses some of the legislative issues important to agriculture that the Georgia General Assembly dealt with this year. Legislative …