Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black issued the following statement on the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill.

“I commend the Administration and Congress for coming to an agreement before the new year regarding this important piece of the puzzle for our farmers. Given all the variables that our farmers must deal with on a daily basis, it is imperative that they have the certainty of clear and steady farm policies. This farm bill will do just that by equipping our farm families, lending institutions and rural communities to plan for the future.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hailed the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill on Wednesday. The House of Representatives approved the Senate’s conference report on the bill on Wednesday.

Perdue issued the following statement:

“The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill is good news because it provides a strong safety net for farmers and ranchers, who need the dependability and certainty this legislation affords. This Farm Bill will help producers make decisions about the future, while also investing in important agricultural research and supporting trade programs to bolster exports. While I feel there were missed opportunities in forest management and in improving work requirements for certain SNAP recipients, this bill does include several helpful provisions and we will continue to build upon these through our authorities. I commend Congress for bringing the Farm Bill across the finish line and am encouraging President Trump to sign it.”


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