WASHINGTON, D.C. – On a conference call today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the House-Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee will soon reach a final agreement on the 2018 Farm Bill. As a member of the Conference Committee, Brown has been fighting to secure several key priorities for Ohioans. The final report is expected to pass, then head to the President’s desk for final signature.
“At the beginning of the year, I pledged to get the Farm Bill done, so that we could provide Ohio farmers with the certainty they deserve,” said Brown. “And I’m proud that this final bipartisan bill will do that. We secured important wins for Ohio dairy farmers, as well as soybean and corn farmers. This final bill will protect funding for critical nutrition programs that feed Ohio families, while also investing in programs to improve water quality in Lake Erie and across the state. Congress should move swiftly so that we can get this bill over the finish line.”
Brown has been fighting to secure the following priorities in the final 2018 Farm Bill:
Brown’s Local Food and Regional Market Supply (FARMS) Act
Protection for Lake Erie and Improving Water Quality
A Strengthened the Dairy Program
Feeding Ohio Families
In August, Brown was appointed to serve as a conferee on the committee tasked with reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the 2018 Farm Bill. Brown is the first Ohioan to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in more than 50 years.