WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 12, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement celebrating the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report.
“Right now, our farmers need certainty. They need to know that the farm safety net is intact. That’s what this legislation does,” said Cathy. “The final 2018 Farm Bill includes my top three priorities: protecting crop insurance, supporting trade and market access programs, and increasing our commitment to agriculture research, like the great work being done at Washington State University. Our farmers are the greatest anti-poverty program and have done more to provide food security to the world than any government program. I was proud to support this legislation which supports them.”
Today, Cathy spoke on the House floor in support of the Farm Bill Conference Report. In case you missed it, you can see her full remarks here:
NOTE: At the beginning of the Farm Bill process, Cathy laid out these three priorities to support Eastern Washington’s farmers and agriculture industry through hosting a series of Farm Bill Listening Sessions all throughout Washington’s 5th Congressional District.
This summer, Cathy brought Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Michael Conaway (R-TX) to again reiterate the importance of these priorities and let them hear directly from Eastern Washington farmers.
In November, Cathy was also recognized with the Friend of Farm Bureau award for her leadership on policies that benefit farmers and support agriculture. See more by clicking here.
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