House Passes 2018 Farm Bill
WASHINGTON D.C. –Today, the House passed a crucial five-year Farm Bill. Since his election, the Farm Bill has been a top priority for Congressman Marshall. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee Rep. Marshall has spent countless hours advocating on behalf of Kansas producers and the ag community.
“This legislation has been years in the making; we’ve hosted hundreds of hearings and made stops across the country to listen to rural America’s needs,” Rep. Marshall said. “I am so proud to report; we did it! We passed a budget-neutral farm bill that takes care of our farmers and ranchers.”
The 2018 Ag and Nutrition Act protects crop insurance, simplifies conservation programs, and rolls back heavy-handed federal regulations placed on farmers, ranchers.
This legislation strengthens our farmers’ safety net, expands rural broadband access, restores funding for trade promotion programs, invests in animal health, and includes programs designed to help young and beginning farmers.
“After a month of hesitation, today the House proved that we are committed to rural America’s prosperity,”Marshall said.
“I’ve seen first-hand how harsh mother nature has been on our Kansas producers, our crops are struggling, and during these times we must ensure our producers continue to have access to crop insurance and other tools,” Rep. Marshall continued.
“We can pray for the weather to cooperate all day long, but I came to Washington to do more than a rain dance, I came here to deliver certainty to our producers who are struggling, and this bill does that,” Rep. Marshall said.
The House now awaits Senate action ahead of a September 30 deadline.