Farm bill clears House ag committee

Farm bill clears House ag committee

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee last week passed and sent to the floor a new farm bill that makes minor changes in farm safety net programs, reworks conservation plans and provides funding for animal disease programs.

Farm organizations, including Farm Bureau, praised the committee’s quick action on the farm bill. “This is great news for farmers and ranchers everywhere,” said Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “H.R. 2 — the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 — takes us one step closer to bringing certainty to families who...

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