CropLife America Applauds Leadership on Passage of House Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – CropLife America (CLA) commends the leadership of House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chairman Rodney Davis for their leadership on the passage of the H.R. 2, more commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill. The House passed H.R. 2 by a vote of 213 to 211, late yesterday.

“We appreciate the work done by Chairman Conaway and Subcommittee Chairman Davis to move this important piece of legislation forward,” said Jay Vroom, CLA president and CEO. “Both the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill address important issues facing U.S. farmers and consumers, and by moving the process forward, we hope to see the Farm Bill on the President’s desk prior to the expiration of the current legislation. This is only one of many steps and we look forward to working with both the House and the Senate to deliver the 2018 Farm Bill."

“The House Farm Bill contains important FIFRA policy language that will provide American agriculture and public health interests with greater certainty regarding vital inputs, while ensuring the protection of human health and the environment,” said Beau Greenwood, executive vice president of government relations and public affairs. “We look forward to working with the Congress to build the necessary and sufficient support to enact a Farm Bill that contains this crucial language.”

Sarah Macedo