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Farm Bill in Senate’s Court

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are expected to appoint their members of the farm bill conference committee this week. Politico says the upper chamber will need to clear some procedural hurdles on the floor before that can officially happen. During the last farm bill debate, 12 senators, including seven from the majority and five from …

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Conaway on Sending Farm Bill to Conference Committee

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

The U.S. House voted Wednesday afternoon to send the 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2) to conference committee. After passing their individual versions of the bill, conferees have to be chosen from both the House and Senate to iron out the differences between the two bills. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway says this is just the next step. Conaway on …

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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 …

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Conaway Pleased with House Passage of Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the farm bill Thursday afternoon by a slim margin, 213-211. The second vote on the bill again received no support from House Democrats. But during a teleconference this morning, House Agriculture Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas said he looks forward to working with the Senate to deliver an on-time farm bill. Conaway Pleased …

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House Passes 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Critical Legislation to Aid Farmers and Ranchers, Offer Opportunities to SNAP Recipients The House passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making significant investments in opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Upon passage, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11)issued the following …

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House Farm Bill Still Uncertain

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Uncertainty remains regarding the House version of the farm bill, as the Senate will markup its version in committee this week. House Republicans are busy trying to craft an immigration agreement, which a group of legislators are demanding by blocking a vote on the farm bill, and previously helping to vote down the bill. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway …

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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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Farm Bill May Have Enough Votes in House for Passage

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The farm bill may have enough votes in the House of Representatives for passage. Politico reports that as the bill is expected to be brought to the House floor this week for consideration, some senior Republicans think House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway has the votes to pass the bill. That comes as Democrats in the House have been urged to …

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House Will Take Up Farm Bill This Week

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Kevin McCarthy, majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, says Congress will take up the farm bill debate sometime within the week. The House schedule has the week’s session running from Tuesday through Friday. The House Rules Committee has issued a notice that it expects to “grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration …