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Hice Lauds the Passage of 2018 Farm Bill

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Washington, June 21, 2018 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) today released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, known as the 2018 Farm Bill.

“America’s farmers work hard every day to provide food and fiber to people worldwide, and I’m pleased that the 2018 Farm Bill outlines our country’s agriculture policy for the next several years,” said Congressman Hice. “This bill reinforces our commitment to farmers and ranchers from coast to coast and provides much-needed certainty to America’s agriculture community by supporting research and development, reauthorizing market access programs, and investing in the responsible conservation of natural resources.”

“Furthermore, I’m glad this measure contains historic improvements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help recipients break the cycle of poverty by including work requirements for able-bodied adults receiving federal nutrition assistance and robustly funding workforce development programs,” Hice continued. “It also expands opportunities for rural broadband development in our communities and repeals the Obama-era regulatory power grab known as the Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS). These commonsense improvements are an important step forward, and I look forward to supporting Georgia priorities as this measure moves to conference.”

For a summary of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, please click here.

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