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Statement from SCFB President Harry Ott Regarding Failure of Farm Bill Passage
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18, 2018 – “I am very disappointed that the House did not pass the 2018 Farm Bill today. This legislation is an important safety net for farmers. As was evidenced during the flood in 2015, the crop insurance we have is not enough, and if we remove that safety net altogether and
Dams, Ag Tax Credits, and Sine Die
The House passed S. 1190, a Joint Resolution directing DHEC to focus their resources on high and significant hazard dams. The General Assembly adjourned sine die for the 2017-2018 Legislative session, but they'll return on in late May and mid-June to continue working on the budget, any legislation affecting V.C. Summer Nuclear units, any conference committees, and other matters.
CERCLA - Permanent Fix Passed in the 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill
H.R. 1625, the fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill that was signed into law on Friday included a permanent fix for CERCLA reporting requirements for farmers and ranchers. ISSUE: H.R. 1625 included language from S. 2421, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Methods (FARM) Act which amended Section 103