Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


As Promised, Senate Agriculture Committee Leaders Find Common Ground in Bipartisan Farm Bill

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:25:20 CDT

As Promised, Senate Agriculture Committee Leaders Find Common Ground in Bipartisan Farm Bill U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today released the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The Committee will meet to consider the legislation at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on June 13. Click here to watch live.


“When Ranking Member Stabenow and I started this journey in Manhattan, Kansas, last year, we made a commitment to make tough choices and produce a good, bipartisan Farm Bill," said Chairman Roberts. "I’m pleased that today marks a big step in the process to get a Farm Bill reauthorized on time.”


“Whether it’s low prices, over burdensome regulations, or unpredictable trade markets, it’s no secret that farmers and ranchers are struggling,” said Chairman Roberts. "That’s why we need a Farm Bill that works for all producers across all regions. Simply put, our producers need predictability – and that’s just what our bill provides.”


“Whether it’s low prices, over burdensome regulations, or unpredictable trade markets, it’s no secret that farmers and ranchers are struggling. That’s why we need a Farm Bill that works for all producers across all regions. Simply put, our producers need predictability – and that’s just what our bill provides.”


“From day one, Chairman Roberts and I agreed we would craft a bipartisan bill that works for farmers, families, and rural communities,” said Ranking Member Stabenow. “The 2018 bipartisan Senate Farm Bill goes above and beyond to provide certainty for rural America and our diverse agricultural economy in Michigan and throughout the country.


"From revitalizing small towns, to promoting good stewardship of our land and water, to expanding local food economies, this Farm Bill is a major bipartisan victory."


The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 provides certainty and predictability for producers across all regions, as well as those in need of assistance, by:


Providing Certainty for Farmers, Ranchers, and Growers


- Preserving and strengthening crop insurance and other risk management tools for commodity, dairy, livestock, and other producers

- Providing flexibility for producers during times of natural disasters

- Continuing and strengthening export and trade-related programs

- Supporting agriculture research and encouraging research partnerships that make farmers more productive and profitable


Strengthening Integrity and Food Access for Families


- Strengthening the integrity of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

- Building on successful public-private partnerships and job training to improve SNAP participants’ path to sustainable employment

- Protecting food assistance for families and expanding access to healthy foods

- Reducing burdensome paperwork for seniors in need of assistance


Strengthening Voluntary Conservation and Forest Management


- Investing in voluntary conservation on working lands and expanding regional partnerships that leverage private funds to address natural resource concerns and improve water quality

- Providing forest management reforms to federal land managers and protecting against wildfires

- Securing opportunities for outdoor recreation by adding 1 million new acres to the Conservation Reserve Program and strengthening voluntary public access


Investing in Rural America


- Connecting rural America by expanding high-speed internet

- Fighting the opioid epidemic with prevention and treatment efforts

- Investing in water infrastructure for rural communities

- Preserving renewable energy investments that lower utility bills and support energy installation jobs


Growing the Diversity of the American Agricultural Economy


- Supporting farmer veterans and new farmers beginning careers in agriculture

- Strengthening local food economies that enable farmers to sell their products to their neighbors

- Growing emerging opportunities in organic production and urban agriculture

- Bolstering biodefense preparedness efforts to protect United States agriculture and food.


Click here to read the legislation and a section-by-section summary.


Click here to watch the Committee’s hearings in preparation for the Farm Bill.


Source - Senate Agriculture Committee




   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Friday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:28:27 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:16:14 CDT
  • Friday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn   Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:51:59 CDT
  • As Farm Bill Efforts Progress, Rep. Frank Lucas Lays Out the Work Ahead for Congressional Leaders  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:20:31 CDT
  • AFR Boasts Record Attendance at Annual Golf Tournament, Generates Thousands for Charity Show  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:27:10 CDT
  • BIO Applauds Congressional Action to Reauthorize Funding for USDA's Biotech & Ag Trade Program  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:51:24 CDT
  • Zoetis Releases New Advanced Genotyping Platform Developed in Partnership with Angus Genetics  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:42:30 CDT
  • Pork Producers Praise House Leaders for Farm Bill's Inclusion of Provisions for an FMD Vaccine Bank  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:30:30 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.