President Trump signs farm bill

President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 Farm Bill.

The $867 billion bill expands the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) by three million acres, to a total of 27 million acres, but limits the government subsidy to 80 percent of the average rent for the acre and disallows whole farm enrollment into the program.

In a twenty-five minute signing ceremony, the President Trump called the measure a “bipartisan success” and thanked Democratic lawmakers for “ensuring that American agriculture will always feed our families, nourish our communities, power our commerce and inspire our nation.”

 

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