Over 500 agricultural organizations are asking House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to have the House of Representatives reconsider the farm bill this month. The organizations said in a letter to Boehner, “Farm bills represent a delicate balance between America’s farm, nutrition, conservation and other priorities and, accordingly, require strong bipartisan support. It is vital for the House to try once again to bring together a broad coalition of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to provide certainty for farmers, rural America, the environment, and our economy in general, and pass a five-year farm bill upon returning in July.”
Those signing the letter included the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union, Farm Credit Council, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Corn Growers Association, National Cotton Council, National Pork Producers Council, U.S. Cattlemen, etc. The farm bill was defeated by the House of Representatives in June.
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