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LCV Statement on the House Agriculture Committee’s Upcoming Farm Bill Vote

May 20, 2024

Washington, D.C.— Ahead of this week’s House Agriculture Committee vote on Chair G.T. Thompson’s proposed 2024 Farm Bill, the ‘‘Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024,” the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Healthy Communities Program Director, Madeleine Foote:

“Chair Thompson’s proposed 2024 Farm Bill would strip critical ‘climate guardrails’ from the Inflation Reduction Act’s investments in USDA conservation programs. These requirements benefit farmers, ensuring those who want to employ climate-smart agricultural practices are prioritized in funding decisions and that the investments go towards practices that reduce pollution, improve soil health, and increase the resiliency and sustainability of our farms. By wasting time on a bill that has no chance of becoming law, extreme MAGA Republicans in the House have proven once again that they are not serious about protecting our farmers, communities, and environment. We urge all House Agriculture Committee members to oppose this legislation and for Chair Thompson and his counterparts in the Senate to come back to the table to advance a bipartisan Farm Bill that works for farmers, our climate, and our families now and for generations to come.”