Statement: Finally A Farm Bill
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–Missouri Corn Growers Association President Mark Scott, a farmer from Wentzville, thanked Missouri’s congressional delegation after today’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). The legislation passed the Senate 87-13 Tuesday and cleared the House 369-47. It now goes to President Trump to be signed into law.
“This is a significant day in the lengthy farm bill process. On behalf of the Missouri Corn Growers Association, we applaud Congress for passing the 2018 Farm Bill before the end of the year. Farmers are already making plans for the 2019 planting season. This provides a much-needed safety net that gives reassurance to family farms during difficult and unpredictable times. Whether it is protecting crop insurance or supporting trade programs, we are encouraged to see our priorities make it in the final bill.
“It is important to keep in mind farm programs account for less than half of one percent in the entire federal budget. It’s a small investment with huge returns for the American people. We look forward to final signage by President Trump.”
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