U.S. Congressman Max Miller Votes to Advance Farm Bill Out of Agriculture Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Max Miller (OH-07) early this morning voted to pass the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 out of the House Agriculture Committee.The updated Farm Bill was reported favorably out of the Committee by a bipartisan vote of 33 – 21. 

“Passing a Farm Bill that works for both our agriculture industry and consumers has been one of my top priorities in Congress,” said Congressman Miller. “I’m grateful for Chairman Glenn Thompson’s leadership in bringing this bill forward with broad input from members of the committee and stakeholders, and for my colleagues who have worked together to make sure that this is a strong bill for Ohio and for our nation.”

During Thursday’s markup, Miller passed an amendment to the bill that would add important provisions from his Farm to Fly ActThe amendment was adopted by voice vote. Congressman Miller also highlighted work that Ohio State University is doing, including at the Wooster Campus, to strengthen agriculture production by improving technology and innovation.

Congressman Miller worked with his Agriculture Advisory Council, comprised of farm leaders from Ohio’s Seventh Congressional District, on crafting his priorities for the Farm Bill, many of which were included in the bill during Thursday’s markup. These include improving the farm safety net and crop insurance, expanding trade opportunities, supporting animal health, encouraging training and nutrition, and making food more affordable for Americans. 

Additional legislative initiatives spearheaded by Miller included in the bill: 

  • Food Supply Chain Capacity and Resiliency Act – will strengthen the food supply chain and make food more affordable for consumers;
  • Mechanization and Automation Accelerated Research Act – promotes advanced technologies for more efficient agriculture production, which means more affordable prices for consumers;
  • Training and Nutrition Stability Act – will incentivize people who are eligible for SNAP benefits to take advantage of workforce training programs; and 
  • Farm to Fly Act – will bolster American energy resources.

A video of the Congressman’s remarks during the markup can be found here

Editor’s note regarding Congressman Miller:
Congressman Max Miller represents Ohio’s Seventh District which includes Medina and Wayne counties as well as parts of Cuyahoga and Holmes counties. Miller serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for which he is also Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. The Republican freshman members selected Miller as their representative to the Republican Steering Committee.  He is a member of the Republican Study Committee, Main Street Caucus, and the Congressional Jewish Caucus. Before joining Congress, Miller spent six years in the Marine Corps Reserves and served in several senior positions for President Donald Trump. Please visit http://maxmiller.house.gov for more information.

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