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Rep. Valadao Releases Statement on 2018 Farm Bill

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Washington, June 21, 2018 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 815-1685) | comments
Congressman Valadao today voted on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill”.
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WASHINGTON – United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) and the House of Representatives today voted on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill”.

H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 authorizes U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition and agriculture programs for fiscal year 2019 through fiscal year 2023. Under the legislation, the crop insurance program and critical commodity support programs are reauthorized for five years.

Congressman Valadao stated, “Following discussions with Chairman Conaway and Speaker Ryan, I am confident Congress will make necessary changes to the Farm Bill during Conference to ensure California farmers and rural communities are not put at risk.” He continued, “Passage of a long-term Farm Bill allows farmers and ranchers to plan ahead and make decisions to improve their business. With necessary changes, the 2018 Farm Bill allows farmers to expand their farms and create jobs for Central Valley families.”

H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018  passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday, June 21, 2018 by a vote of 213 to 211.

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern counties.

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U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao

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