Agreement Invests in New Hampshire Rural Communities, Supports Dairy Farmers, Helps Combat Opioid Epidemic, and More
WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after the final bill text for the bipartisan Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 was released - also known as the “Farm Bill.” The legislation includes critical support for New Hampshire’s agricultural industry and helps prevent Granite Staters from going hungry. The legislation also makes vital investments in the State’s rural communities and water infrastructure, and helps support efforts to combat the devastating fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic.
“This bipartisan agreement provides critical support to our agriculture industry in New Hampshire, which is central to the strength and vitality of our economy,” Senator Hassan said. “In addition to supporting our dairy farmers and helping prevent Granite Staters from going hungry, this bipartisan bill makes important investments in our rural communities by expanding access to broadband, strengthening our water infrastructure, and bolstering telemedicine to help combat the deadly opioid epidemic. I will keep pushing to get this bill signed into law without delay.”
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See below for critical New Hampshire priorities included in the bipartisan Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: