NCFC Applauds Senate Passage of Farm BillMon, 10 Jun 2013 18:37:53 CDT
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and America's farmer co-ops applauded the Senate's passage, by a vote of 66-27 Monday, of a new five-year farm bill, S. 954, the Agriculture Reform, Food & Jobs Act.
In a statement issued after the vote, the NCFC said, "The Senate's action today is an important step forward in the farm bill process. Producers across the country deserve the certainty provided by a five-year bill, and the Senate vote is notable for the strong bipartisan and regionally balanced support shown for the legislation.
"We would like to commend Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Thad Cochran for their leadership in shepherding the farm bill from committee to passage on the Senate floor. Both are true friends of America's farmer cooperatives, and we look forward to continuing to work with them on this and other issues."
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