Naig comments on Farm Bill signing

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018


To: Iowa Reporters and Editors

Fr: Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Re: Trump signs Farm Bill into law

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement regarding President Trump signing the new Farm Bill into law.

“The Farm Bill provides long-term stability as farmers plan for the next growing season and beyond. To have the certainty that a strong crop insurance program remains in place is critically important as farmers continue to deal with tremendous volatility in both weather and markets. The strong conservation title will ensure USDA remains a key partner as we continue to expand efforts to protect our soil and improve water quality. The bill also maintains important market development programs within USDA and provides new funding for foreign animal disease response efforts, including a vaccine bank for foot and mouth disease, to help protect our critically important livestock industry.

“I want to thank President Trump for his support for our farmers as he signs the Farm Bill into law. I also want to commend leaders in both the House and Senate who were able to work together to get this bipartisan bill passed so it can be in place before the end of the year.”


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