Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho Statement on Passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Jun 21, 2018
Press Release

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.

The 2018 Farm Bill makes meaningful changes that will benefit nutrition, trade, conservation, regulatory reform, and specialty crops to name a few. Importantly, with the average age of the American farmer inching towards 60 years old, the farm bill focuses on the next generation by helping new farmers and ranchers establish themselves. 

“In the area of nutrition, I am proud that my colleagues and I successfully made 35 improvements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Improvements that will provide able-bodied adults with the job training they need to find work. It also matches unemployed and underemployed SNAP recipients with open jobs that will help them climb the economic ladder and improve their futures. 

“I applaud Chairman Conaway and the House Agriculture Committee staff for all their hard work and dedication in seeing this important piece of legislation to the finish line.”