Contact: Aaron White
Farm Bill is defeated in the House
La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind voted against the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act. His statement is below:
“Wisconsin family farmers need an updated Farm Bill that levels the playing field. A farm bill that works for our family farmers, not for powerful special interests in Washington. I cannot support a farm bill that lavishes huge taxpayer subsidies on millionaires and billionaires. I know we can do better – especially for our farmers who have been struggling these last few years.”
Rep. Kind introduced bipartisan amendments to the Farm Bill to create more transparency in the crop insurance and subsidy programs, protect the Conservation Stewardship Program within the Farm Bill Conservation Title, and avoid trade disputes with Brazil due to U.S. cotton subsidies. His amendments were blocked by the House Committee on Rules.
H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act was defeated in the House, with a final vote of 198 Yeas and 213 Nays.