Mark Bednar; 202-738-0744
Washington DC – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, today released the following statement on after the House passed the 2018 Farm Bill:
“This Farm Bill is a huge win for Wisconsin farmers and will help them remain the best in the world. It creates the Dairy Risk Management Program, which provides higher coverage levels and lower premiums for the first 5 million pounds of milk. It also provides additional risk-management options for dairy farmers by allowing them to enroll in both the Dairy Risk Management Program and the Livestock Gross Margin Program. These changes will help our dairy farmers better manage their risk during times of low milk prices.
“Additionally, right now in America, there are more jobs available than people looking for work, and there has never been a better opportunity to find a job. That’s why this Farm Bill included the critical reform that requires more people to strive for the American Dream with commonsense work requirements for work-capable adults.”