Kansas Corn Statement
2018 Farm Bill Becomes Law
President Donald Trump today signed the 2018 Farm Bill (the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) into law with National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) leaders in attendance. Today’s action follows last week’s overwhelming bipartisan support for the bill in both the House and Senate. Kansas Corn Growers Association CEO Greg Krissek said the signing is welcome news.
“Today, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, which is a culmination of our efforts to provide a safety net and certainty for our farmers in difficult times,” Krissek said. “We thank Senator Roberts for leading the effort to craft the farm bill and to reach a workable compromise in the conference committee. Congressman Roger Marshall provided sound leadership on the House Ag Committee and the conference committee as well. Senator Moran, and Representatives Estes, Yoder and Jenkins all helped get the bill over the finish line.”
Farmer members of the Kansas Corn Growers Association, working with NCGA, took an active role in the 2018 Farm Bill’s development, ensuring priorities like continued support for crop insurance and improvements to the ARC-CO program were included in the final legislation. Krissek thanked corn growers who met with their senators and representatives, attended town hall meetings, sent emails and made phone calls to Capitol Hill offices stressing the importance of getting a new farm bill signed into law this year.
The Kansas Corn Growers Association represents its members on legislative and regulatory issues and promotes corn and corn products.