Agriculture

Rep. Bacon: Just-Passed Farm Bill Is "Better Than The Previous Farm Bill"

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The House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid. The legislation has already passed the Senate and is now headed to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. Rep. Don Bacon (R) told NET News he thinks Congress got it "largely right." Bacon said there is always compromise involved in a major piece of legislation...

Rep. Bacon Says Farm Bill Will Help Grow Nebraska’s Economy

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today joined his colleagues to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, which delivers key wins for Nebraskan farmers, ranchers, and consumers, as well as certainty and stability to the economies of Ag communities like Nebraska. Four areas of concern to Rep. Bacon, addressed in the 2018 Farm Bill, include: trade promotion, a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Bank, an affordable cr...

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Year-Round E15 Availability

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Omaha, NE – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the President announced he would direct the EPA to commence the rulemaking process to approve E15 sales year-round: "Nebraska is the second largest producer of ethanol, and today’s announcement by the President to allow the sale of E15 year-round is a big win for our state! I had previously urged the President to remo...

Rep. Bacon Issues Statement on Farm Bill Conference

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Today, Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued a statement calling on House and Senate Farm Bill Conferees to quickly come to a compromise and pass the Farm Bill, as several programs will lose funding this weekend: "This coming Sunday, 39 important farm bill programs will lose funding and expire. These programs include trade promotion programs, outreach for socially disadvantage and veteran producers...

Bacon Issues Statement on Preliminary Agreement with Mexico

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OMAHA, NE- Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement in regards to the President’s announcement of a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico: “Trade agreements are vital to Nebraska’s economy and today’s announcement by the President of an agreement with Mexico to change parts of NAFTA is good news. In 2016, our corn exports to Mexico were nearly $300 million, and in 2017 our ...

Rep. Bacon Votes to Pass the 2018 Farm Bill

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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 an...

Rep. Bacon Statement on Farm Bill Failing

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Today Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House failed to pass the 2018 Farm Bill: “I am disappointed that my House colleagues failed to pass the Farm Bill. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, we held many hearings and debated for 6 hours to get this Farm Bill right. Because this bill failed, there are nearly 40 programs that do not have baseline fu...

Rep. Bacon Votes for Farm Bill

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) voted in support of the 2018 Farm Bill in the House Agriculture Committee today: “I voted today in favor of the 2018 Farm Bill because it provides our farmers and ranchers with the resources they need to continue expanding our nation’s ag economy. Included in this Farm Bill were priorities I have supported throughout my time in Congress including the Foot and Mouth Di...

Rep. Bacon Statement on Introduction of Farm Bill

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Today Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement regarding the introduction of this year’s Farm Bill: “The Farm Bill provides our farmers and ranchers the resources they need to expand our nation’s robust agriculture economy. In Nebraska, one out of every four jobs are related to the agricultural sector. Year after year, Nebraska is a...

Rep. Don Bacon Urges President to Protect Nebraska Farmers

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump about impact of tariffs on Nebraska: “I told President Trump that our farm prices are significantly down. Our farmers and ranchers in Nebraska cannot take much more and we need to protect our nation’s ag economy. It is important that our trade deals promote our state’s strong agriculture industry. I a...