Statement by AFBF President on Senate Passage of Farm Bill

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08-02-13-bob-stallman-speecStatement by Bob Stallman, President
American Farm Bureau Federation
Re: Senate Passage of Farm Bill

“The American Farm Bureau Federation commends the Senate for passing the new five-year farm bill with clear, bipartisan support. America’s farmers and ranchers are one step closer to having the certainty needed—and provided by the farm bill—to make planting and farm business decisions.

“The farm bill provides farmers and ranchers certainty for the coming year, allowing them to continue with their business of providing food and jobs for America. We are particularly pleased with provisions in the 2014 farm bill to provide risk management to fruit and vegetable farmers and to support livestock farmers during disasters.

“Farm Bureau now looks forward to bringing the legislation across the finish line with the president’s signature and working with USDA to get the new farm bill implemented as soon as possible.”