Rep. Bacon Votes to Pass the 2018 Farm Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after the House passed the 2018 Farm Bill:
“Today, my colleagues and I supported America’s farmers by voting to pass the 2018 Farm Bill and provide baseline funding beyond 2018 for 40 programs. These programs include trade promotion that will open opportunities for Nebraska farmers and ranchers, funding for those just starting in agricultural production, and critical outreach programs for socially disadvantaged and veteran producers.
In addition, SNAP recipients will now be able to access free job skills training that will enable them to apply for the many open job opportunities employers cannot fill due to a small pool of qualified individuals. These tools and resources will assist many SNAP recipients to provide for their families and become independent, allowing them to be lifted out of poverty.”