Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today released this statement after the House passed the 2018 farm bill
. This will be the second farm bill
Davis has delivered for 13th District farmers.
WASHINGTON - The Farm Bill
, one of the most important pieces of federal legislation to millions of Texans, successfully made its way through both chambers of Congress this week and awaits the signature of President Donald Trump.
20 letter, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, called on leaders of House and Senate agriculture committees to reject language in the House version of the farm bill
that would would impose "draconian" work requirements on many SNAP participants.
Senate passed (86-11) a Farm Bill
that continues subsidies for farmers along with the federal crop insurance and food stamp programs for five years.
But before we get into the weeds of the many issues, let's take a look at why we even have a Farm Bill
. During the heart of the depression, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the first Farm Bill
(known as the Agriculture Adjustment Act) into law in 1933 as part of his New Deal.
food system--of which the farm bill
is an integral part--is what makes reform so wicked and is why systems thinking offers a promising solution.
Senators from upper Midwest states prone to spring flooding are urging USDA to ensure a program created by the new farm bill
will provide subsidies when they are unable to plant a crop.
Forestry is the focus of Title VIII of the Farm Bill
For decades, hunger has been addressed in a bipartisan fashion through legislation authorized every five to seven years and known as the Farm Bill
. The Farm Bill
has been one of our nation's strongest defenses against hunger and poverty while benefiting farming and rural economies.
The farm bill
is an omnibus, multi-year piece of authorizing
Five standing or permanent disaster programs were established by the 2008 Farm Bill
but were only funded through the end of 2011.