Summary: H.R.6500 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6500. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/24/2018)

Veteran Empowerment and Training to Facilitate Agricultural Revitalization and Mobilization Act of 2018 or the VET-2-FARM Act of 2018

This bill expands the assistance that is available to veteran farmers or ranchers from Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.

The bill also

  • specifies or modifies the definition of "veteran farmer or rancher" for several USDA programs,
  • requires the USDA Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison to provide additional information to veterans and members of the Armed Forces regarding agriculture-related employment and training opportunities,
  • requires the USDA Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison to consult with specified federal departments and agencies regarding activities that assist veterans with agriculture-related employment, and
  • requires USDA to report annually to Congress regarding positions and training opportunities for members of the Armed Forces and veterans.