House Ag Committee launches farm bill page
Ahead of the 2018 farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX) announced the launch of a new online resource which can be accessed through the committee’s current website, https://agriculture.house.gov/farmbill. This landing page is designed to provide updates and information related to the 2018 Farm Bill.
“I’m committed to completing a farm bill on time. We’ve spent the past three years preparing—holding 113 hearings and six listening sessions around the country,” Conaway said. “We recognize what’s at stake. We’re working on getting the policy right and will use this site as a resource as we advance the next farm bill.”
The site includes an online factbook that provides details on the farm bill hearings and listening sessions, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), conservation, rural economy and more. The committee has also begun releasing This is the Farm Bill, a series of videos about programs the bill supports, in conjunction with the #farmbillfriday blog.
The 2014 farm bill expires at the end of 2018.