Leaders call for farm bill passage

09/12/2012 01:34:00 PM
Tom Karst

In Sept. 10 comments to on the floor of the Senate, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and chairwoman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, urged House Republican leadership to allow the full farm bill to be voted on.

“We have 20 days until the farm bill expires — only 20 days. If that happens, if the Republican leadership does not work with us to pass a five-year farm bill, they are going to reset the clock for rural America all the way back to 1949. Because if the farm bill expires, we go back to Depression-era policies that include government planting restrictions and expensive price supports — absolutely unacceptable,” she said.

“We don’t need to kick this can down the road and create another crisis for farm country.”

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