2018 Farm Bill

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  • Rouzer, Conaway: Pest and Disease Threats Require Close Coordination Between USDA and Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to review the nation’s animal pest and disease prevention and response capabilities. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “The livestock industry faces pest and disease threats capable of devastating the rural economy and our nation’s food supply. Our best defense is a strong... Read more

  • Conaway: Farm Bill Keeps Faith with America’s Farmers and Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C.—Today, President Trump signed H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) into law. After the signing, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following remarks: “With President Trump signing the farm bill today, America keeps faith with those hard-working farm and ranch families who put food on our tables and clothes on our backs. Because of the support of the president, Sec. Perdue and a Republican Congress, we were a... Read more

  • Conaway Praises USDA Rule to Rein In SNAP Work Requirement Waivers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – This morning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture took another step in restoring integrity to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The administration’s proposed rule reins in state waivers from the work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs), ensuring waivers are preserved for communities who truly need them. After the announcement, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement: “This is an issue ... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Conaway: Farm Bill Passage 'It's a Big Deal for Rural America'
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) applauds the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, securing a big win for farmers, ranchers and rural America. Chairman Conaway's remarks below: My entire life I’ve never counted chickens before the eggs hatch. To have it all done now and to about to have it signed by the president, could not be more excited or ecstatic about it. It is a big deal for rural America—a really big deal. There is no piece of federal legislation that... Read more

  • Conaway Praises House Passage of 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, sending the bill to the president’s desk for his signature. Upon passage, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “House Republicans refused to stop fighting for rural America and today we’ve approved a bill that sets us on a better path – for farmers and ranchers, for rural communities, and for the American consumer. I am proud of the work we hav... Read more

  • Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) Floor Remarks on H.R. 2 the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
    Posted in Opening Statements on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. It is fitting that the House today considers the Farm Bill because 28 years ago, another proud Texan — President George H.W. Bush — signed the 1990 Farm Bill into law. And, for the first time since 1990, Congress is poised to pass a new farm bill in the same year that the legislation was first introduced. In many ways, the 1990 Farm ... Read more

  • Across the Country, Ag Groups Hail the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report as a Win
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the House vote on the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, agriculture groups and organizations across the country have hailed the bill as a win for producers, rural communities and American consumers. Below is a sampling of what they’re saying about the bill: American Farm Bureau Federation led letter with nearly 500 groups supporting the bill. American Farm Bureau Federation- AFBF President Zippy Duvall “This 2018 farm bill is a complete package – one that will serve a... Read more

  • **VIDEO RELEASE** Conaway: America Needs the Certainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) highlights the wins in the 2018 Farm Bill conference report for rural America and calls on Congress to pass the legislation. Chairman Conaway's remarks below: Rural America will be better off across the board when we get this thing done. You know, five years of depressed commodity prices—a 50 percent decrease in net income—savings are gone, capital is gone, and America needs the certainty—rural America especially. And so, the farm bill is... Read more

  • House and Senate Ag Committee Leaders Release Farm Bill Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) today released the text of the bipartisan, bicameral 2018 Farm Bill conference report. “America’s farmers and ranchers are weathering the fifth year of severe recession, so passing a farm bill this week that strengthens the farm safety net is vitally important,” said Chairman Conaway. “I am grateful to the P... Read more

  • House and Senate Ag Leaders: We've Reached Agreement in Principle on 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. – House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R- Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) made the following announcement today on the state of 2018 Farm Bill negotiations: “We’re pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement in principle on the 2018 Farm Bill. We are working to finalize legal and report language as well as CBO scores, but we still have more work to do. We are committed to... Read more