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House Ag Committee Advances Agriculture and Nutrition Act

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The House Agriculture Committee passed out of committee 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 historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Upon passage, Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the below remarks: “Today’s vote was about America’s farmers and ranchers. It was …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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

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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

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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 …

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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 …