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  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Greg Gianforte (MT-AL)
    Posted in Blog on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Greg Gianforte (MT-AL) visits with local Montana sugar beet farmers about the crucial importance of a strong safety net and fair trade agreements. "We have a good bill that passed the House. Now, we need to get it through the Senate and to the president’s desk to make sure we have a safety net for Montana ag and free and open access to trade." Rep. Gianforte said [in part]: Rep. Gianforte: Agriculture is Montana’s number one industry. We need a safety net and... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1)
    Posted in Blog on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) takes viewers on a tour of his farm in northern California where he highlights the great variety of agricultural products grown in California and stresses the need to pass a farm bill to keep America strong. "The farm bill is as important for just about everything... it means a lot to everybody in farming as well as the nutrition programs for consumers, so let’s pass this farm bill because it will make America strong." Rep. LaMalfa said [i... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12)
    Posted in Blog on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) highlights the immense diversity of agricultural products grown in his congressional district and emphasizes the vital importance a farm bill plays in feeding the American population and the world. "[The farm bill] is vitally important to feed the American population, and the world, and we’re doing that very very well, and as long as we keep working with a farm bill like this, we should be able to do that." Rep. Bost said [in part]: For thos... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-5)
    Posted in Blog on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-5) emphasizes the need to pass the 2018 Farm Bill and secure a safety net for America's farmers, ranchers and foresters. "[the] farm bill offers a safety net for our farmers, our ranchers, our foresters—they need it to survive." Rep. Abraham said [in part]: Our farmers and ranchers are the thin green line. They are our food security, they are our national security. [the] farm bill offers a safety net for our farmers, our ranchers, our forest... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Ron Estes (KS-4)
    Posted in Blog on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Ron Estes (KS-4) zeroes in on the critical importance a strong farm bill has on the Kansas economy and all Americans. From crop insurance and rural broadband to nutrition assistance programs, the 2018 Farm Bill benefits farmers, ranchers and consumers alike. "Everyone is involved in agriculture— at least, everyone who eats." Rep Estes said [in part]: Everyone is involved in agriculture— at least, everyone who eats. Here in the heartland, it’s more than just i... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Phil Roe (TN-1)
    Posted in Blog on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Phil Roe (TN-1) underscores the importance of getting the 2018 Farm Bill passed on time and calls on members of the House to support this important piece of legislation that benefits the entire agriculture community and consumers. "... our farming and agriculture community needs our support right now and we do not need games played with the farm community." Rep. Roe said [in part]: We are the best in the world in what we do in farming, our exports. But our fa... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-6)
    Posted in Blog on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-6) underscores the impact depressed commodity prices and drops in net farm income have had on the lives of farmers and ranchers around the country. The STRESS Act, a measure he introduced, is included in the 2018 Farm Bill and will help address the mental and emotional strains of farming against the backdrop of today's down farm economy. Rep. Emmer said [in part]: This isn’t just an occupation, it’s a way of life. Right now farmers, ranchers, an... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Chairman Conaway Calls on the House to Stand with Rural America and SNAP Recipients
    Posted in Blog on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) speaks on the House floor prior to the vote on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, highlighting the exceptional importance of voting yes to the 2018 Farm Bill, which benefits producers and consumers alike. Though a disappointing vote, the House will continue its efforts to deliver a farm bill to the president's desk on time. Transcript below. Chairman Conaway's remarks as delivered: Mr. Speaker, we’re at a point in time where I... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** It's Time to Stand with Rural America and SNAP Recipients
    Posted in Blog on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    The House Agriculture Committee has paved the groundwork for a strong 2018 Farm Bill that benefits all Americans. It is time to stand with rural America and SNAP recipients and pass H.R. 2. Share on Twitter and Facebook. Click to view online Chairman Conaway video transcript: I need 218 votes. I don't care if they are Republican votes or Democrat votes, I need 218 votes. When it goes to red and green on the [house] Floor, it doesn't say Republicans or Democrats. It just says I am for production ... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** The Crop Insurance System is Working
    Posted in Blog on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Crop insurance is working. Take it from the farmers and ranchers who use crop insurance to manage the risks of modern agriculture. But cuts to the program in the form of subsidy caps, Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) means testing and the elimination of the harvest price option will kill the crop insurance program. Help us preserve this critical component of the farm safety net and oppose changes to crop insurance. Share on Twitter and Facebook. Click to view online Read more