The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the 2018 farm bill, also known as the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesel issued the following statement in response.
“Oklahoma Farm Bureau is pleased the U.S. House has passed the 2018 farm bill, a critical piece of legislation that ensures Oklahoma farmers and ranchers can continue to produce food and fiber for the nation with confidence.
“Over the past five years, Oklahoma farmers and ranchers have faced one of the most challenging farm economies in history. Programs within the farm bill bring certainty to agricultural producers facing threats from low commodity prices, increasing input costs and devastating weather.
“We’re thankful for the support of Rep. Tom Cole, Rep. Frank Lucas, Rep. Markwayne Mullin and Rep. Steve Russell who voted in favor of the measure. As the U.S. Senate begins to consider the bill, we look forward to working with Sen. Jim Inhofe and Sen. James Lankford to secure a final farm bill that brings stability to farmers, ranchers and rural Oklahoma.”