It’s a bump up for the House’s version of the Farm Bill. Sabrina Hill has more.
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Speaker John Boehner gives the bill his nod of approval. Boehner voted against the 2008 bill, and then took issue with the dairy program included in this year’s bill. He says the bill will move to the House floor this month, and then if approved will go to a House/Senate Conference, which is also the next step for the Senate’s version of the bill. The Senate passed its Farm Bill on Monday.
The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Bob Stallman, says “with his statement of support for the farm bill today, Speaker Boehner is giving all Americans, including the farmers who feed them and those concerned with nutrition programs, real optimism that Washington can get important work done in 2013.”
He goes on to discuss some of the controversy surround the bill, saying “it is unfortunate that outside political groups with no interest in the agricultural economy or the farm and ranch families who underpin our rural economies have reacted by promoting inaction, effectively supporting no reform, no progress.”
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