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Houses passes Farm Bill

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The House of Representatives today passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.

The bill addresses economic challenges facing America’s farmers and ranchers, while making significant investments in opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX 11th District) issued the following statement, following the bill’s passage:

“Today’s vote was about keeping faith with the men and women of rural America and about the enduring promise of the dignity of a day’s work. It was about providing certainty to farmers and ranchers who have been struggling under the weight of a five-year recession and providing our neighbors in need with more than just a hand out, but a hand up. I’m proud of what this body has accomplished, and now look forward to working with the Senate and the President to deliver a farm bill on time to the American people,” Conaway said.