Congressman James Comer has been selected for the Farm Bill conference committee, the first Kentucky House Farm Bill negotiator in decades.
The conference committee is tasked with negotiating a final version of the Farm Bill that was passed in late June by the House of Representatives and the Senate. A release says there are several key differences between the two versions that must be resolved before a final Farm Bill can be signed into law, providing Kentucky farmers the long-term certainty and security they need.
Congressman Comer will be the first Kentucky Representative to sit on a Farm Bill conference committee in nearly three decades, when Representatives Carroll Hubbard and Larry J. Hopkins served as negotiators for the 1990 Farm Bill.
Comer notes the Farm Bill will be the most impactful legislation signed into law this year, and he is proud about his role representing Kentucky agriculture. Comer adds he’s also enthusiastic to get to work ironing out a final Farm Bill with his colleagues that will give Kentucky’s farmers confidence the federal government has their back.
During his first years in Washington, Comer has been a strong voice for Kentucky’s agriculture community, advancing discussions to legalize industrial hemp and advocating for food stamp reforms that incentivize work.
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