>AGRICULTURE AND NUTRITION ACT (text, summary and highlights)
Apr 12, 2018Release of Farm Bill brings response from ag secretary
House Agriculture Committee Chair Michael Conaway introduced on April 12 the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). Upon introducing the bill Conaway said, “The farm bill keeps faith with our nation’s farmers and ranchers through the current agriculture recession by providing certainty and helping producers manage the enormous risks that are inherent in agriculture.”
The bill’s top 10 highlights are farm policy, nutrition, trade, conservation, crop insurance, regulatory reform, rural development, animal health, specialty and organic crops, and beginning farmers and ranchers. Conaway said he wants to quickly move the farm bill through the House and work with the Senate to deliver it to the president’s desk soon.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on the release of the 2018 Farm Bill: