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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to send the 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2) to conference committee. Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, was named as one of the twenty-nine conferees for the 2018 Farm Bill. With the House and Senate passing their versions of this legislation, conferees are chosen from the House and Senate to come together and iron out differences between the two bills. Congressman Yoho and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statements:
The House and the Senate have passed their versions of the farm bill. Now it is time for appointed legislators to hammer out the details for the final version of the bill. Ted Yoho, U.S. Congressman and member of the House Committee on Agriculture, believes that including funding for citrus greening is vital for the Florida citrus industry.
Before returning to Washington, D.C. earlier this week, Yoho stopped by AgNet Media’s Gainesville office where he expressed that the fate of the Florida citrus industry lies in this citrus greening research.
Sign ups for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP) is set to begin on July 16th. There may be some speculation as to how these payments will flow down to the growers. However according to U.S. Congressman of Florida’s 3rd District, Ted Yoho, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and his staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been working tirelessly to make this a smooth process for growers.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), released the following statement after House passage of the 2018 Farm Bill:
“America’s farmers and ranchers are the reason we have the safest, most abundant food supply in the world. These hardworking families are one percent of the U.S. population, and yet they put food on the table for more than 300 million people daily; not to mention all over the world. The bill we passed today gives them the certainty and security they need to provide for all of us.
NDIANAPOLIS — Not everybody is happy about proposed legislation that would give livestock haulers some permanent relief from hours-of-service and electronic logging device requirements.
“Why would trucking companies want to avoid installing a recording device to verify their compliance with the federal HOS law, unless the companies aren’t complying with the law?” asks the letter, signed by Lane Kidd, managing director of The Trucking Alliance, and Catherine Chase, president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.
During a recent trip to Washington, D.C, Tony St. James with All Ag Radio Network caught up with U.S. Representative Ted Yoho. Yoho serves the 3rd Congressional District in Florida and is a member of the House Agriculture Committee. They talked about the House version of the farm bill and how immigration issues tied into the recent defeat of the bill in the House.
Livestock haulers continue to gain support from legislators with the House of Representatives working on a bill that would amend Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and hours of service rules.
On June 13, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) introduced a bipartisan bill with Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) called the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act- H.R 6079.
Yoho, who is a veterinarian in Florida, took the lead on the TLAAS after a version of the same bill was supported by 11 Senators in late-May.
This week, from his perch on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., introduced a bill reforming federal regulation on how haulers transport livestock across the country.
Yoho and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., unveiled the “Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act” which changes Hours of Service (HOS) regulations for haulers of livestock.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) introduced the bipartisan Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act- H.R 6079. This bill, supported by forty-five original co-sponsors, directly addresses the far-reaching Hours of Service (HOS) regulations for haulers of livestock.
Some might consider putting Congress on record for or against raw milk as an accomplishment, especially it the vote wasn’t close. An amendment to House Resolution 2 that sought to allow raw milk shipments between any of the 28 states where sales are legal went down 79-331.
It is thought to be the first up or down clean House floor vote on raw milk in the 154 years since pasteurization was invented to eliminate harmful bacteria.