2018 FARM BILL; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 195
(House of Representatives - December 11, 2018)

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                             2018 FARM BILL

  (Ms. ADAMS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Ms. ADAMS. Mr. Speaker, after months of negotiation and conference, I 
am proud to come to the floor today to say the 2018 farm bill is now a 
strong, bipartisan bill which works for families, farmers, and 
  The bill now avoids disastrous cuts to SNAP, a program which helps 
put food on the table for 44,000 people in Mecklenburg County alone. It 
also provides $10 million in funding for urban agriculture research and 
mandatory funding for programs that support local food systems.
  As co-founder and co-chair of the bipartisan HBCU Caucus, I am 
particularly proud to have helped secure key resources for 1890 land-
grant universities in the bill. It authorizes $50 million to create 
three centers of excellence at 1890s and ensures equity between land-
grants by removing provisions that strip away unspent extension funds 
for 1890s, and it mandates a report that outlines research and 
extension funds for all land-grant schools.
  I thank my colleagues on the conference committee, and I urge all of 
my colleagues to support the bill when it comes to the floor.