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House Passes Farm Bill, 369-47

  • December 12, 2018
Following quick Senate action on Tuesday, and after surviving a close procedural vote on the Rules for debate, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill conference report on Wednesday by a vote of 369 to 47.  The measure now heads…
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Senate Passes Farm Bill Conference Report, 87-13

  • December 11, 2018
A news release on Monday from the House Agriculture Committee stated that, "House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) today released the text of the bipartisan,…
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Farm Bill Moving Forward

  • November 28, 2018
McClatchy writer Bryan Lowry reported Wednesday that, "Pat Roberts isn’t ready to celebrate a deal on the farm bill, but he’s getting closer. Roberts, the Kansas Republican who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, said that he and the other three…
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Farm Bill Conference Committee Convenes

  • September 6, 2018
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported Wednesday that, "Conferees on the farm bill understand the economic challenges facing farmers and want to get a farm bill done to provide certainty -- a popular word among them -- to farmers…
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Farm Bill Perspective: SNAP and Conservation

  • August 19, 2018
As the work of the Farm Bill conference committee progresses, two issues, SNAP and conservation, have been singled out as key to the committee's success.  Today's update looks briefly at recent news items that contain lawmaker perspective on these two issues.
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Farm Bill Passes the Senate

  • June 29, 2018
Washington Post writers Caitlin Dewey and Erica Werner reported on Thursday that, "The Senate passed its version of the $428 billion farm bill Thursday, setting up a bitter fight against the House over food stamps, farm subsidies and conservation funding."
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House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill

  • June 21, 2018
Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman, Heather Haddon and Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, "The House on Thursday narrowly passed a Republican-written bill that reauthorizes farm programs while also imposing controversial new work requirements on food-stamp recipients, acting on…
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Farm Bill Passes Senate Ag Committee

  • June 13, 2018
Associated Press writer Andrew Taylor reported on Wednesday that, "A Senate panel approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs on Wednesday, sidestepping a fight for now but setting up a clash with House Republicans intent on…
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Farm Bill Update from Chairman Conaway

  • May 23, 2018
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) was a guest on Wednesday's "Adams on Agriculture" radio program with Mike Adams.  After failing to pass on the House floor Friday due to a tussle over immigration, Chairman Conaway discussed Farm…
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Farm Bill Defeated on House Floor- Recap

  • May 20, 2018
Siobhan Hughes and Jesse Newman reported on the front page of Saturday's Wall Street Journal that, "The House defeated a Republican-written farm bill on Friday after GOP leaders couldn’t win over a bloc of their party’s most conservative lawmakers, who…
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