Letter Demands Vote on Farm Bill

Taylor Hillman General

Farm Bill
Ag groups from around the nation sent a letter to congress, asking for a vote on the 2012 farm bill. Sabrina Hill has more.
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More than 200 agriculture-related groups sent a letter to leaders of the House of Representatives, asking for a vote on the 2012 farm bill. The letter reads in part: “Failure to pass a new five-year farm bill before the year’s end will create significant budget uncertainty for the entire agricultural sector, including the rural businesses and lenders whose livelihoods are dependent upon farmers’ and livestock producers’ economic viability.”
Two-hundred, thirty five groups in all signed the letter sent to the House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. Those groups represent all aspects of agriculture and included the National Farmers Union, Associated Milk Producers, National Corn Growers Association, Western Growers and hundreds of others. To read the letter in full, click here.