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Call-to-Action: Farm bill making slow progress

The future of the farm bill, officially known HR 2-The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 in the U.S. House of Representatives, remains unclear despite incremental progress.

The bill failed by a vote of 198 to 213 in May. The U.S. House has until June 22 to reconsider its vote and Farm Bureau is pushing for that to occur.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture passed its version of the farm bill, known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, out of committee on June 13.

Farm Bureau is asking members to contact congressional members and keep the pressure on to pass an effective farm bill this year.

Update: The House passed The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) June 21. Read more, from American Farm Bureau.

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Learn more about Farm Bureau’s call-to-action here.

Statement from American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall

 

Kelli Milligan Stammen is director of publications for the Ohio Farm Bureau.