H.R.6500 - VET-2-FARM Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] (Introduced 07/24/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/24/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6500 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.