NGA News

NGA: Farm Bill One Step Closer to Finish Line

Jul 18, 2018

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today released the following statement from Greg Ferrara, NGA executive vice president of advocacy, public relations and member services on the House vote to move the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill, to a conference committee:

“The House today voted to move the Farm Bill one step closer to the finish line and provide certainty to the various stakeholders within the food and agriculture supply chain, including independent grocers. We look forward to working with conferees from both chambers to get a Farm Bill done that preserves and strengthens the public-private partnership of SNAP while also allowing independent grocers to do what they do best by providing high quality food products and service to their communities.”

Top legislative priorities include:

  • Protections for private SNAP retailer sales data
  • Preservation of consumer choice in SNAP
  • Prohibition of any new fees or excessive reporting mandates
  • An expanded Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program