BISMARCK, N.D. – Congressman-elect Kelly Armstrong today released the following statement after the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill.
“Over the last year as a Congressional Candidate and throughout my time in the State Senate, I have spoken with countless farmers, ranchers, and agricultural groups across the state to better understand the needs of North Dakotans.
“The Farm Bill gives North Dakota producers the safety net that they need, and certainty they deserve. While remaining budget neutral, the Farm Bill delivers much-needed fixes to insurance programs, will maintain the Sugar Program, and improves rural broadband and hospitals. Additionally, the Bill removed the unfavorable language pertaining to conservation reserve easements.
“Agriculture is not a partisan issue, it’s a North Dakota issue; I want to commend Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp, and Congressman Cramer for their tireless efforts on the Committee and getting this Bill passed.
“I look forward to continuing to build on this policy and fighting for North Dakota’s agricultural interests when sworn into the House of Representatives on January 3, 2019.”
Armstrong was elected as North Dakota’s next U.S. Congressman on November 6. He will be sworn in as North Dakota’s lone Congressman on January 3, 2019.