Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today released the following statement regarding House consideration of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.
The bill failed by a vote of 198-213.
Washington, May 18, 2018
"The certainty a farm bill provides to Idaho's farmers and rural communities is critical," said Simpson. "I am disappointed by today's developments and hope that Congress can take steps toward passing a farm bill sooner rather than later. I am pleased H.R. 2 protected the no cost sugar program, which is vital for sugar beet growers in Idaho. I stand ready to work with my colleagues to find a path forward to assembling a final Farm Bill that works for rural America.”