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Rep. Rick Allen signs the Conference Report to H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

Agriculture plays a key role in the economy of Georgia’s 12th district. The continued vitality of this sector of the economy has ramifications far beyond that of the families that make their living growing a wide range of commodities like cotton, onions, peanuts, timber, and livestock. Agriculture is oftentimes the economic driver of our rural communities that make up so much of our great home state.

As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I have a unique opportunity to make significant policy impacts on the agriculture industry. Foremost, the Agriculture Committee is tasked with crafting a new farm bill every five years which authorizes hundreds of programs that are vitally important to the agricultural interests of our state and our country. These programs include research, farm credit, rural development, nutritional programs, food safety, and agricultural support programs, among dozens of other provisions.

In December 2018, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. As law of the land, the 2018 Farm Bill will strengthen the farm safety net, provide more flexibility for our producers, protect and expand crop insurance, improve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – including program integrity, strengthen our efforts to provide quality broadband in rural areas, and much more.  As we work to implement this farm bill, rest assured I will remain committed to ensuring that we can continue production of the safest, most abundant and most affordable food supply in the world.

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