The USA Rice Federation provides this web page to keep you advised about farm-bill legislation. We want to facilitate your access to current activities, key developments, and essential documents. We’ll be updating the farm-bill page periodically and hope the information is useful.
The final 2014 Farm Bill Conference Report was approved by the U.S. House on January 29, 2014 by a bipartisan vote of 251-166. The U.S. Senate is expected to approve the measure on February 4. The bill will then be sent to the President, and he is expected to sign the bill into law. Then USDA will begin the lengthy and important process of implementation. USA Rice will be working closely with USDA, as well as the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to ensure implementation is as quick and smooth as possible for producers and that it follows the intent of the Farm Bill.
Vote chart of rice state Members of the House and Senate on the Farm Bill vote.
Vote chart of House rice state Members on the Farm Bill vote.
USA Rice Federation information about the 112th Congress’ farm-bill proposals can be accessed below.USA Rice U.S. House Testimony, 112th Congress
USA Rice U.S. Senate Testimony, 112th Congress