Dec 20 2018
(Senator Boozman, along with Arkansas Farm Bureau representatives President Randy Veach, Board Member Terry Dabbs and Director of Government Affairs Matt King, attended the 2018 Farm Bill signing ceremony at the White House)
WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and a member of the conference committee that authored the final 2018 Farm Bill, applauded President Donald Trump for supporting farmers and ranchers by signing the bill into law.
Boozman was at the White House as the president signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 into law, the culmination of efforts to reauthorize farm policies that are critical for the agriculture industry and rural communities in Arkansas and across the country. The Arkansas Farm Bureau was also represented at the signing ceremony by President Randy Veach, Board Member Terry Dabbs and Director of Government Affairs Matt King.
“Signing this bill into law provides five years of certainty and predictability for America’s agriculture producers, everyday consumers and rural communities. Throughout this Congress, my priority has been to strengthen the ability of Arkansas farmers and ranchers to continue to be leaders in feeding and clothing the world. This farm bill improves essential programs for Arkansans, and I was proud to play a role in writing this law. I appreciate President Trump’s support of the bipartisan effort and hard work that went into getting this across the finish line,” Boozman said.
Highlights of Boozman priorities in the 2018 Farm Bill include:
- Providing a workable safety net for farmers and ranchers
- Eliminating waste and abuse within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Trade promotion funding for agriculture products in Cuba
- Promoting jobs for veterans in agriculture
- Regulatory reform
- Research and development in crop insurance
- Honoring multi-generational family farms