House Agriculture Committee Advances Farm Bill

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture passed the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 by a vote of 33-21. 

While yesterday’s markup highlighted sharp partisan divisions, NACD appreciates the House Committee on Agriculture taking this critical first step in advancing a farm bill that bolsters locally led conservation. We encourage committee leaders and Congress to move forward in a bipartisan and bicameral manner to pass a final bill.

NACD’s top farm bill priority to integrate all remaining Inflation Reduction Act conservation funding into the conservation title is included in the House bill, and this request is also supported by Senate Agriculture Committee leaders. This huge opportunity to permanently increase funding for USDA conservation programs is time sensitive, making it imperative for lawmakers to work together to pass a farm bill as soon as possible.

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