July 13, 2012

AFBF Applauds House Ag Committee Farm Bill

The farm bill approved Thursday by the House Agriculture Committee, in a 35-11 vote, is a fiscally responsible, bipartisan measure that continues to provide a basic-but-broad foundation of risk management protection for America’s farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

In a press statement, AFBF President Bob Stallman said farmers are not going to receive all the provisions they had hoped for in the bill, but he commended the committee’s efforts to provide farmers with risk management and other necessary tools.

“This legislation maintains proven program features such as the marketing loan provision and strengthens the crop insurance program while setting a clear example of fiscal responsibility with significant but fair reductions in agriculture spending over the next decade,” said Stallman.

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