Crawford Statement Regarding Failure of Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act

Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act, by a vote of 195-234.

“I am extremely disappointed that the House failed to pass a Farm Bill, which means agriculture policy could revert to 1949 – causing drastic price increases for consumers and major disruptions for farm operators. This option is unacceptable. While the ill effects would hit everyone in America, rural states like Arkansas would be disproportionately affected.

“While the bill was not perfect, it took significant steps to root out waste and abuse, and reduce our debt while reforming farm programs so they work for the modern agricultural economy. This battle is not over yet. I will continue to work with Chairman Lucas, Ranking Member Peterson, and all of my colleagues on the House Agriculture Committee to pass a bill that gives our growers the certainty they urgently need. I am optimistic that Congress will soon remember who makes our country so great – the American farmer.”

###

The House has two options going forward. The Agriculture Committee can craft a new bill or, since the Senate has already passed its version of the re-authorization bill, go to conference with no bill and negotiate without an official position. The latter option is the route the House took last year after it failed to pass a transportation bill.

Recent Posts


Crawford Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Crawford Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution 1/18/2024 Washington — At the precipice of a partial government shutdown, the House and Senate approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government funded at last year’s spending levels until early March while negotiations for full year funding continue. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) […]



Dec 18, 2023
Economy

Crawford Statement on Acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Crawford Statement on Acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel Corporation 12/18/2023 Washington — Today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01), Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, released the following statement in response to the acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel Corporation. “Today’s announcement regarding the acquisition of U.S. Steel by […]



Dec 14, 2023
Press

Rep. Crawford Statement on Passage of FY24 NDAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Rep. Crawford Statement on Passage of FY 24 NDAA 12/14/2023 Washington — Today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) voted to support H.R. 2670, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024. “It’s vital that we pass this piece of legislation every year to ensure that our troops are properly equipped and trained […]