WASHINGTON – President Trump signed into law today the bipartisan Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 – also known as the “Farm Bill” – that includes a provision Senator Maggie Hassan cosponsored to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for five years and expand the program to Cheshire and Belknap counties. The bipartisan legislation also includes additional resources and support for critical New Hampshire priorities, including boosting New Hampshire’s agricultural industry, helping to prevent Granite Staters from going hungry, expanding access to broadband, and supporting efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
“From reauthorizing the Northern Border Regional Commission and expanding the reach of the program, to supporting our dairy farmers, to expanding access to broadband and bolstering water infrastructure in our rural communities, this legislation will help strengthen rural communities across our state,” Senator Hassan said. “I am glad to see this legislation signed into law, and will continue fighting for our agriculture industry, which is vital to our state’s vibrant economy and high-quality of life.”
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See below for critical New Hampshire priorities included in the bipartisan Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: