Hoeven on the Senate Floor for Agriculture Appropriations Bill
The Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Agriculture appropriations bill. I introduced the legislation on the Senate floor last week and as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, I worked hard to invest taxpayer dollars responsibly and fund programs that provide direct benefits to our farmers and rural communities. Agriculture supports more than 16 million jobs nationwide and forms the backbone of our rural communities. Our agriculture producers are the best in the world if given a level playing field. This legislation helps to provide them with the tools they need to succeed, because the success of our nation’s farmers and ranchers benefits every American, every day.