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Trump budget would undo gains from conservation programs on farms and ranches

NFU Disappointed by House Farm Bill

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 21, 2018

Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 213 to 211.

Farmers Union reponds to failed farm bill vote

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — The House version of the 2018 Farm Bill failed on the House floor today by a vote of 198 to 213. Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) opposed the bill as it was presented and stressed the need for a more partisan approach in the next draft.

WFU President Darin Von Ruden issued the following statement in response to the vote:

Trump budget would undo gains from conservation programs on farms and ranches

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Texas farmer Taylor Wilcox received USDA funding to flood his fallow rice fields, creating habitat for black-necked stilts and other birds.
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