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December 11th, 2018

Final Conference Report Released for 2018 Farm Bill Reauthorization

This evening, House leadership released the final conference report (H. Rept. 115-1072) accompanying H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The report is the result of months of negotiations between the House and Senate members of the farm bill conference committee to reach consensus on the important legislation.

The final legislation contains numerous wins for Indian country, including authorizing 638 contracting for forestry on adjacent Forest Service and BLM lands, a huge increase in funding for broadband programs administered by Rural Development, tribal promise zones, industrial hemp legalization, and the creation of a USDA tribal advisory committee.

The next step is for the House and Senate to pass the bill with the conference report. Congressional leadership is hoping for both chambers to pass the legislation by the end of the week.

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