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HR 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 - National Key Vote

Sandy Levin voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (86-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill, commonly known as the "farm bill," that amends funding for, and regulations of, various Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.

Highlights:

 

  • Reduces the gross salary limit for farmers to receive subsidies from $900,000 to $700,000 (Sec. 1706).

  • Requires individuals between the ages of 18 and 59 to work or do job-training for at least 20 hours a week in order to be eligible for benefits under the Supplemental Assistance Program (SNAP) (Sec. 4015).

  • Exempts individuals who are pregnant or caring for a child under the age of 6 or for an individual with substantial health limitations from the requirements mentioned above (Sec. 4015).

  • Amends the federal pesticide law by prohibiting local governments from restricting pesticide use on private property within their jurisdictions (Sec. 9111).

  • Requires farmers to make a one-time election to obtain either price loss coverage or agricultural risk coverage for the crop years 2019 to 2023 (Sec. 1112).

  • Reduces the years of experience required for a farmer or rancher to be eligible for a farm ownership loan from 3 years’ experience to 2 years’ experience (Sec. 5101).

  • Increases the farm ownership loan limit from $700,000 to $1.75 million (Sec. 5103).

  • Establishes new minimum broadband standards for projects financed through the USDA (Sec. 6101).

  • Repeals the Conservation Stewardship Program (Sec. 2801).

  • Exempts forest management activities that have a rating of 10 average megawatts or less from any EPA requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement (Sec. 8312).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (213-211) - (Key vote)
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Title: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill, commonly known as the "farm bill," that amends funding for, and regulations of, various Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires individuals between the ages of 18 and 59 to work or do job-training for at least 20 hours a week in order to be eligible for benefits under the Supplemental Assistance Program (SNAP) (Sec. 4015).

  • Exempts individuals who are pregnant or caring for a child under the age of 6 or for an individual with substantial health limitations from the requirements mentioned above (Sec. 4015).

  • Amends the federal pesticide law by prohibiting local governments from restricting pesticide use on private property within their jurisdictions (Sec. 9111).

  • Requires farmers to make a one-time election to obtain either price loss coverage or agricultural risk coverage for the crop years 2019 to 2023 (Sec. 1112).

  • Reduces the years of experience required for a farmer or rancher to be eligible for a farm ownership loan from 3 years’ experience to 2 years’ experience (Sec. 5101).

  • Increases the farm ownership loan limit from $700,000 to $1.75 million (Sec. 5103).

  • Establishes new minimum broadband standards for projects financed through the USDA (Sec. 6101).

  • Repeals the Conservation Stewardship Program (Sec. 2801).

  • Exempts forest management activities that have a rating of 10 average megawatts or less from any EPA requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement (Sec. 8312).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

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