WASHINGTON (May 18, 2018) – National Cattlemen’s Beef
Association Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Cooke today issued
the following statement in response to the vote on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and
Nutrition Act of 2018, in the House of Representatives: 


“Today’s vote on the 2018 House Farm Bill is a
disappointing outcome for American cattlemen and women. It is unfortunate that
some in Congress chose not to stand with the farmers and ranchers who work hard
every day to feed families in the United States and around the world. The bill
addresses a number of priorities for producers, including an expanded Foot and
Mouth Disease vaccine bank, funding for environmental stewardship initiatives,
and trade promotion programs. It is critical that Congress pass a new Farm Bill
before September 30th to provide certainty for cattle and beef producers. We
will continue to work with our allies in Congress to make that happen.”


*Editor’s Note*: For an audio version of this statement,
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