Bost Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today voted for the House-Senate compromise Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R.2), commonly known as the Farm Bill. The House legislation, which authorizes agricultural and nutrition policy for the next five years, includes provisions Bost introduced to aid beginning farmers in growing their operations and help existing farmers enhance their nutrient management practices. The bill now moves to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.
“Protecting our agricultural economy is essential to the sustainability of our rural areas,” said Bost. “Illinois’ 12th Congressional District is the most diverse in terms of agriculture in the entire state. I made it a priority to listen to the over 10,000 producers in my district, so I knew what they needed most. I’m proud of the provisions I fought to have included in this Farm Bill and I encourage President Trump to provide our farmers certainty by signing this legislation into law.”
Bost Provisions Included in Farm Bill:
- Section 2502 - Expands options for agriculture producers to access nutrient management technical assistance (Nutrient Management Technical Service Provider Certification Act)
- Section 5103 - Modernizes Farm Service Agency’s Guaranteed Loan Program (Bale Act)
- Section 2304 – Improves farmers’ ability to recover nutrients (Nutrient Recovery Systems Amendment)
A summary of key components in the 2018 Farm Bill is available HERE.