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House Farm Bill Markup Delayed

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Disagreements among the House Agriculture Committee members regarding the nutrition title are stalling movement on the farm bill. Committee Chairman Mike Conaway of Texas says there will not be a farm bill markup next week, citing the committee’s progress in “negotiating to a yes” from both Republicans and Democrats. Conaway and House Democrats are in conflict over the way the …


Conaway: Farm Bill on Track for March Unveil

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The House version of the 2018 farm bill remains on track for a March unveiling, according to House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Conaway. The Republican told Politico the committee is waiting for an official 10-year cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office to ensure “we can afford the proposal.” The committee started working on the House version of the bill …


Conaway Applauds House-Passed Hurricane, Wildfire, and Natural Disaster Aid Package

Dan Industry News Release

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) applauded House passage of a supplemental appropriations bill to address the disaster losses suffered by millions of Americans across the country, including farm and ranch families. Following passage, Chairman Conaway made the below remarks: “The 2017 hurricane season was the most costly and damaging on record. The lasting impacts of Hurricanes Harvey, …

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Congressional Ag Leaders Applaud Tax Bill Passage

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees say the just-passed tax bill delivers lower taxes for farmers and ranchers. House Ag Chair Mike Conaway says: “From lower marginal rates to the treatment of pass-through income to improved small business expensing, this bill delivers for farmers, ranchers and all rural America.” Meanwhile, Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts says the legislation …


Conaway Launches New Farm Bill Website

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Texas Republican and House Ag Committee Chair Michael Conaway announced he’s launching a new resource for information on the 2018 Farm Bill. There’s a new landing page on the House Ag Committee website that he will use to keep interested parties up to date on how the legislation is developing. Website The site will also contain audio and video information …

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Conaway Ready For Farm Bill Work

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Conaway is ready to get rolling on the farm bill in 2018. Politico also mentioned he’s not worried about a push to overhaul welfare potentially making the process more complicated. The Republican from Texas is optimistic about keeping things on track and getting a floor vote scheduled by March. A working draft of the bill …


House Agriculture Committee Launches Farm Bill Landing Page

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today announced the launch of a new online resource which can be accessed through the committee’s current website, This landing page is designed to provide updates and information related to the 2018 Farm Bill. Following its launch, Chairman Conaway offered the below remarks: “I’m committed to completing a …

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Farm Bill Coming Early Next Year

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

House Agriculture Committee leadership says the 2018 farm bill should be ready to move in the first quarter of next year. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson told the Red River Farm Network that markup on the bill will begin at the end of January, or the first part of February. A spokesperson for Committee Chairman Mike Conaway could …

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Farm Bill Near Ready Status

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

A lobbyist close to the farm bill effort told the Hagstrom Report this week that the House Agriculture Committee staff is close to being done preparing the bill for consideration. However, the lobbyist says Chairman Mike Conaway will likely keep the bill “under lock and key” until House leadership guarantees floor time for the legislation. That points to the bill …


Conaway Supports House Guest Worker Bill

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway offered his approval to a bill that would bring reforms to agriculture labor. Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Ag Act, which supporters say would replace the flawed H-2A guestworker program. Conaway says the bill would help provide farmers with access to a legal, steady supply of workers. Saying it’s time for a …