North Dakota’s entire congressional delegation will serve as members of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, the group set up to work out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the 2018 Farm Bill.
North Dakota Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven were named to the committee today.
Congressman Kevin Cramer was named July 18th.
In a statement, Hoeven said, “We’ll work to ensure that the final farm bill reflects our priorities, including strong crop insurance, improvements to the Agriculture Risk Coverage program, strong support for agriculture research and greater access to capital.”
Heitkamp said, “I’ll continue to get input from North Dakota producers as we get to work on the conference committee to make sure the Farm Bill addresses the needs of our state.”
Cramer said, “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working to bring the maximum benefits to North Dakota farmers in the bill.”
A total of 56 lawmakers will make up the Farm Bill Conference Committee: 47 from the U.S. House and 9 from the U.S. Senate.