Lucas Opening Statement at Public Hearing for Farm Bill

Sep 5, 2018 Issues: Agriculture

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-3), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, delivered an opening statement as a conferee on the congressional conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill.

The pundits in this town said there would never be another bad day in rural America, so you don’t need a farm bill. We created a safety net, knowing that there would be another bad day. Cash commodity prices are essentially half of what they were when we last met. That adds to the importance of passing another farm bill.”

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