LaMalfa Comments on Passage of Farm Bill Reforms
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of
H.R. 2642, the revised farm bill containing reforms
to federal agriculture policies and billions in
“We’ve moved the ball forward toward reform of
federal policies, but more work remains to be done,”
Specifically, the bill contains the following
Direct Payments are eliminated and no payments are
made to those who don’t farm.
Traditional farm policy is cut by almost $23 billion
– a record 36 percent reduction.
The bill ensures a reliable food supply and stable
consumer food prices for Americans without
fluctuations due to federal policy.
Crop insurance policies require farmers to have more
skin in the game, and only provide assistance in the
event of a natural disaster or market crash.
Prohibits EPA from implementing the unjustified and
unscientific biological opinions of the National
Marine Fisheries Service until there is an unbiased,
scientific peer review of those opinions.
Requires regulatory agencies across the government
to use scientifically sound information in moving
forward with their regulatory initiatives.
Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to advocate on
behalf of farmers and ranchers as other agencies
move forward with regulations affecting food and
Eliminates duplicative reporting requirement for
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer
representing California’s First Congressional
District including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc,
Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and