Agreement in principle struck on 2018 Farm Bill
WASHINGTON D.C.: Today, leaders of the Farm Bill Conference Committee came to a final agreement on a strong five-year Farm Bill. Congressman Marshall, a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, released the following statement:
“This legislation has been years in the making, and I am proud that Senator Roberts and Chairman Conaway have struck an agreement that will give certainty to millions of farmers across the country and especially in Kansas.”
“After multiple years of price declines, our Kansas producers are approaching another loan renewal season which makes having a five-year bill in place absolutely crucial. It’s good to see this final measure include improvements for farm safety net programs, make new investments in protecting animal health, and roll back burdensome regulations on Kansas producers.”
“We have been honored to help craft this Farm Bill and advocate tirelessly for Kansas farmers and ranchers since being appointed the House Ag Committee and the Farm Bill Conference Committee.”
Congressman Marshall hosted numerous Farm Bill townhalls throughout the Big First where he heard firsthand from producers. Kansas has many wins in this bill.
“We took our farmer’s feedback to Washington. We’re glad to report that this bill fully protects and preserves crop insurance, the number one priority we heard from Kansans and has nearly everything Kansans asked for in Title One safety net programs. We have worked around the clock to produce a strong five-year bill, and we look forward to seeing the final version reach the President’s desk by Christmas,” Rep. Marshall said.