MFU encourages bipartisan approach to House Farm Bill
May 18, 2018
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted down the partisan Farm Bill, H.R. 2, by a vote of 198-213.
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) has opposed the bill in its current form and encourages the House Agriculture Committee to return to a bipartisan approach in its next draft.
“Traditionally, agriculture is an area best addressed with bipartisan support,” said MFU President Gary Wertish. “The House Agriculture Committee needs to come back together and remove partisan ideology from the Farm Bill before it brings the bill to the House floor again. We need a bill that better supports family farmers and rural Americans.”
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee is still in process of working on its version of the Farm Bill. MFU looks forward to working with both Congressional chambers in advocating for family farmers and rural residents.
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