House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill
Today, the House Agriculture Committee passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 – commonly referred to as the Farm Bill. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who previously served as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and currently serves as a member of the committee, released the following statement:
“Ask any farmer, and they’ll tell you. It’s not an easy job. But farming remains incredibly important to not only Virginia’s economy, but to America’s economy and security as a whole. That’s why it is so important that the United States have sound agriculture policy that reflects the needs of this industry. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act passed today sets forth the path for fiscally-responsible, reform-minded policies that will help ensure agriculture remains a vital part of the American economy.
“This bill is not just about rural America. It impacts folks in every part of our country. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act takes significant steps to improve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other anti-hunger programs, including those that work with local food banks in our communities. This bill requires those who are able-bodied to either work or participate in training for SNAP recipients so that they can learn a skill that will help them improve their lives. Most importantly, it refocuses the SNAP program on assisting those families and individuals who most need help putting food on the table. I thank Chairman Conaway for his good work on this bill, and I look forward to seeing the Farm Bill come before the full House soon.”