U.S. Representative Will Hurd – TX23
 
Hurd Supports Texas Farmers & Ranchers
‘The hard work of American farmers and ranchers is critical for our economy, our national security and our survival’

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd voted to support the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, which provides our nation’s farmers and ranchers with certainty and stability to continue feeding America. Among other benefits, the Farm Bill:
• Strengthens the farm safety net by reauthorizing Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage options for the next five years
• Promotes the conservation of America’s working lands
• Protects crop insurance
• Cuts red tape and reforms burdensome regulations for farm production
• Invests in rural broadband
• Protects the health of the nation’s livestock sector
• Establishes a scholarship program to assist the next generation of farmers and ranchers
• Maintains the existing SNAP funding authorization 
• Provides a $45 million annual increase to food banks, of which nearly half annually is devoted to the creation and maintenance of Farm-to-Food Bank programs, commonly known as ag surplus programs
“Food security is national security and depends on strong agricultural policy that provides certainty and stability for the 3.75 million Texans employed by the agriculture sector,” said Hurd, who represents over 9,000 working farms and ranches across South and West Texas. “I am proud to support the Farm Bill today and will continue to have the backs of the hardworking men and women who put clothes on our backs and food on our tables.”