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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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Conaway Comments on Trump Challenging India Market Practices

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway says the Trump administration is holding India accountable in it’s latest trade move. The administration announced earlier a Word Trade Organization counter notification on India’s market price support for wheat and rice. In applauding the effort, Conaway says India has been “funneling illegal farm subsidies into its agriculture industry for too long.” Conaway, along with …

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Conaway Hopeful House Will Consider Farm Bill in May

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway is hopeful the U.S. House will consider the 2018 farm bill next month. Conaway told reporters he wants to bring the bill to the full U.S. House in May, but says the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act will be taking up time on the floor in coming weeks, according to Politico. The bill faces a …

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Conaway on Conservation Title Changes in Farm Bill Draft

Dan Farm Bill

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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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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House Ag Chair Says Farm Bill Work Could Possibly Finish This Year

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Washington legislators are working on developing the policy for the new Farm Bill, which is due next year. Texas Republican Mike Conaway, Chair of the House Ag Committee, said developments in the Senate this week mean the Farm Bill process can move forward.   Conaway is still planning for the farm bill process in the House to wrap up within …

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Conaway: NAFTA Too Important to Screw up

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Following a weekend meeting in Canada, House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway said the North American Free Trade Agreement is “too important to screw up.” Conaway took part in a delegation of House members that focused on agricultural trade in a discussion with Canadian officials before this week’s round of NAFTA talks. In a statement, Conaway said the goal of the …

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House Agriculture Working on 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

The House Agriculture Committee is drafting the next farm bill and could bring the bill up for consideration by the full House of Representatives yet this year. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway commented last week on the timeframe of getting the 2018 Farm Bill through the House and Senate. Conaway says the Committee and staff are putting “pencil to …

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House Member Outlines Need for Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Kansas Republican Representative Roger Marshall says families across the U.S. need the next farm bill. As part of a House Agriculture Committee video series, Marshall says there is “no single piece of legislation more important” to his district than the farm bill. Marshal represents District One of Kansas, one of the largest agricultural-driven districts in the nation. He says the …