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Roberts Discusses 2018 Farm Bill
USAgNet - 02/06/2019

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Tuesday addressed the Farm Foundation on the opportunities and challenges in implementing the 2018 Farm Bill.

"At a time of shutdowns, when folks are more focused on playing politics than governing, the Ag Committees were successful in reaching agreement on a farm bill," said Chairman Roberts. "This is what happens when the Congress works in a bipartisan, bicameral fashion. The 2018 Farm Bill that was signed by the President in December accomplishes what we set out to do -- provide certainty and predictability for farmers, families, and rural communities."

"As work begins to implement this new farm bill, I look forward to working with my friends Secretary Perdue, Deputy Secretary Censky, and the staff at USDA to ensure that all of these programs are operating as Congress intended."

On December 11, 2018 the Senate passed the Farm Bill with a vote of 87-13. A day later, the House approved the bill 369-47. The President signed the Farm Bill into law on Dec. 20. This is the second Farm Bill Roberts has authored. Roberts is the only member of Congress to hold the titles of both Senate and House Agriculture Committee Chairman and Ranking Member.

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