Senate Passes Farm Bill – 86 to 11

Thursday afternoon, the Senate passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) by a vote of 86 to 11. The bill can now proceed to a joint conference committee.

Passage of the bill today is another step forward, and holds the possibility of the 2018 Farm Bill’s passage before the current bill expires in September.

CLA applauds the U.S. Senate’s rejection of an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill offered by U.S. Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Cory Booker (N.J.) that sought to undermine commodity “checkoff” programs.

Colorado Livestock Association appreciates those senators who supported this critical legislation and were able to pass the bill before the upcoming recess.

Thank you to Senator Micheal Bennet and Senator Cory Gardner for their votes in support of this important legislation.