2018 Farm Bill

President Trump Signs Massive Nearly $900 Billion Farm Bill

Senator John Hoeven says the bill maintains strong crop and sugar policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. —¬†President Trump was joined by the vice president and congressional leaders, including Congressman Collin Peterson, as he signed the new farm bill. The nearly $900 billion bill will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the SNAP program which serves nearly 40 million low-income Americans. Senator John Hoeven says…

USDA Secretary Perdue Meets with Politicians and Farmers in Fargo

Perdue came to Fargo at the request of Senator John Hoeven to hear thoughts ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill

FARGO, N.D. —¬†With many farmers and politicians in attendance, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue learned about new advances in agricultural technology and also problems that farmers encounter on a daily basis. “Farmers are generally compliant people, they want to follow the rules, they want to be good conservationists,” said Perdue. Secretary Perdue listened to many issues faced by farmers ranging from…