MFU thanks U.S. Senate Ag Committee for passing bipartisan Farm Bill
June 13, 2018
Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee marked up its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. It passed out of the committee on a vote of 20-1 and is anticipated for a floor vote before the Independence Day recess.
Farmers Union is pleased with this bipartisan bill. Despite a lack of new funding for agriculture, the Senate constructed a bill that uses the funding in programs that benefit family farmers.
“We were glad that this version of the Farm Bill was constructed without partisan ideological arguments,” said Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Gary Wertish. “It contains strong support for crop insurance, the dairy safety net and conservation programs that our family farmers can turn to in this time of need. It also makes no divisive changes to the nutrition program.”
MFU thanks U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, both Democrats who represent Minnesota in the Agriculture Committee, not only for supporting the bill but for spending significant time traveling around rural Minnesota listening to residents on what’s needed in the Farm Bill.
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