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Farm bill conference committee set to roll

Late last month the House Agriculture Committee announced its conference members,
Carol Ryan Dumas

Capital Press

Published on August 6, 2018 9:43AM

The Senate Agriculture Committee has named members to the conference committee to hash out details of the 2018 Farm Bill with their counterparts in the House.

Courtesy USDA

The Senate Agriculture Committee has named members to the conference committee to hash out details of the 2018 Farm Bill with their counterparts in the House.


The Senate Agriculture Committee voted Aug. 1 to move forward with the 2018 Farm Bill conference committee, appointing members who will serve on the committee with their counterparts from the House.

Those Senate members include: Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan.; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.; Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.; Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.

Roberts and Stabenow issued a joint statement saying “This strong group of Senate conferees knows how to work together on a bipartisan basis to get the farm bill across the finish line.”

Late last month the House Agriculture Committee announced its conference members including Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Tex; Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Penn.; Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.; Frank Lucas, R-Okla.; Mike Rogers, R- Ala.; Austin Scott, D-Ga.; Rick Crawford, R-Ark.; Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo.; Rodney Davis, R-Ill.; Ted Yoho, R-Fla.; David Rouzer, R-N.C.; Roger Marshall, R-Kan.; and Jodey Arrington, R-Texas.



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