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House Ag Committee Releases 2018 Farm Bill
Kansas Ag Connection - 04/13/2018

Thursday, the House Agriculture Committee introduced the 2018 Farm Bill. Congressman Roger Marshall made this piece of legislation his number one priority even before his election. Having been appointed to the House Agriculture Committee, Dr. Marshall gave a positive report and outlook for the success of this critical piece of legislation for Kansas.

"This has been a long time coming, and I am thrilled to have this bill released, and for it to be considered by the committee in the near future. I have heard my producers loud and clear. They want certainty; they want assurance that Washington is still working for them, this bill proves that we are listening," Rep. Marshall said.

The 2018 Farm Bill protects crop insurance, reduces regulatory burdens, invests in rural broadband, ensures we are protecting the health of our livestock and helps out our beginning farmers and ranchers who are starting out during already tough times.

"Roger and I have worked side-by-side on this legislation, and I am thankful for his dedication and leadership," said Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. "Our bill will help provide much-needed certainty to our producers while helping to address the challenges in farm country, including producers in Kansas. I look forward to working with him to move this bill through committee and across the House floor."

This bill also recognizes the importance of trade amid escalating trade tensions. The 2018 Farm Bill strengthens our safety net and assistance to farmers affected by unfair trading practices and restores funding that promotes opening new markets.

"In my first year, I held more than 70 town halls and roundtables and in every single one of them we discussed the importance of this Farm Bill," Marshall said. "I came to Washington to be a strong voice on the Ag committee for our producers. I believe this bill shows that I worked very hard to deliver on that promise."

For more on this bill go to: https://agriculture.house.gov/farmbill/

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