The following is a press release from the office of Congressman Roger Marshall:
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, Congress moved one step closer to delivering a new farm bill to the president’s desk. The speaker appointed lawmakers to the House-Senate conference committee on the Farm Bill. Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall was selected as one of the members on the committee.
“Before I was even elected to Congress, I made Kansas a promise that I would see a Farm Bill, with our producer’s needs in mind, to the finish line,” Rep. Marshall said.“It is a great honor to be appointed to the Farm Bill conference committee, where I will be able to advocate for Kansas ag producers. During these upcoming discussions, my top priority is to provide our farmers and ranchers certainty during already tough times.
“America’s farmers and ranchers and rural America are struggling right now and they deserve the certainty of a strong farm bill to see them through to better times,”said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11).“The House has pulled together a solid team of conferees – including Rep. Marshall. I’m looking forward to working with Roger, who has been a strong voice for agriculture through this process, and the rest of our House and Senate colleagues to reach a final product that helps millions of low-income Americans climb the economic ladder, while standing by our nation’s hard-working farm and ranch families.”
“I am proud of the bill the House passed and thankful for the leadership of House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway,”Rep. Marshall said.“The current farm bill expires in September, today’s action means there is no reason we shouldn’t be able to finish the 2018 Farm Bill before then. I am eager to get to work and ensure our farmers have the appropriate resources and safety nets in place for next year’s crop.”
View the full list of members chosen to the committee here.