Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesel today issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate’s passage of The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (S. 3042), the 2018 farm bill, by a margin of 86-11.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau members today are thankful the Senate understood the urgent need to support those who produce our nation’s food, fiber and fuel. Any further delay in the 2018 farm bill would be a disservice to America’s farmers and ranchers facing a farm economy in crisis.
Encompassing crop insurance, farm programs, conservation, research, extension and nutrition, the farm bill serves as a vital tool for our farmers and ranchers in preserving the greatest food supply in the world as well as a source of food security for American consumers.
We are grateful for all the senators who voted to advance the 2018 farm bill. Today’s act is a victory for American agriculture, but we understand much work remains as the bill moves to conference committee. We look forward to completion of a farm bill for farmers, ranchers, rural Americans and all consumers before the end of September.