Dr. Bucshon Hails Passage of Five Year Farm Bill Reauthorization
“Hoosier family farmers employ thousands across the state and are vitally important to Indiana’s economic output – ranking among the top ten states in agricultural production. I am pleased the House and Senate have come together in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to ensure America’s farmers have the resources and assurances they need to continue providing a safe, reliable, and affordable supply of food, fuel, and fiber for Americans.
“This legislation meaningfully improves the agricultural safety net and invests in much needed infrastructure across rural communities – including combatting the opioid crisis and improving broadband delivery. While not all of the needed improvements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) were included in the final bill, 18 of the 21 House-passed reforms are incorporated in the final legislation that provide stability to the program, cut wasteful spending, and reduce fraud and abuse through consequential oversight.”