Smith Statement on Passage of House Farm Bill

Jun 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. The House version will now await Senate action on its version before a conference committee is convened to reconcile differences between the two bills.

“I’m very happy to see the House move forward with its version of the Farm Bill, a major step toward giving our agriculture producers the certainty they deserve. After the turbulence we’ve seen recently in commodity prices, a long term Farm Bill will help to address the concerns I hear while traveling Nebraska’s Third District. I look forward to the Senate passing its version of the bill so we can move the process forward.”

The House version of the 2018 Farm Bill includes crop insurance, a vital safety net for Nebraska’s farmers, the creation of a vaccine bank to help protect our livestock industry, and modest but significant changes to SNAP intended to help more Americans experience economic opportunity.