The American Farm Bureau Federation’s board of directors today voted unanimously to endorse final approval of the 2018 farm bill on the strength of its comprehensive provisions that support production agriculture, including measures related to risk management, crop insurance and programs that facilitate market development.
“This 2018 farm bill is a complete package – one that will serve all Americans,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “Farm and ranch families in particular will find a good degree of risk management support they need to help them weather the prolonged downturn in the agricultural economy that many of us are facing. Next year, we are going to face continued challenges across farm and ranch country, and this new farm bill gives us the tools we will need to weather this ongoing storm.”
Duvall said the AFBF board expressed its appreciation to House and Senate agricultural leaders – Senators Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow and Representatives Michael Conaway and Collin Peterson – for the months of hard work they invested in crafting the bill.
“We are thankful the Agriculture committees have stayed true to their mission to serve the American farmer and rancher and our nation’s consumers,” Duvall said. “We call on Congress to pass the final bill, and we encourage President Trump to sign it.”
Posted by: FB News, December 11, 2018