July 11, 2013 at 02:06pm
From National Farmers Union:
WASHINGTON (July 11, 2013) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement today following the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013:
“Today’s strictly partisan vote to pass the farm bill apart from the nutrition title undermines the long-time coalition of support for a unified, comprehensive farm bill which has historically been written on a bipartisan basis.
“NFU will continue to do all it can to get a reasonable bill through the conference process. Any final legislation must continue existing permanent law provisions and include meaningful safety net protections for both family farmers facing difficult times and the food insecure.”