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Rick Worthington More Farm Bill Issues
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: June 04, 2018

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The U.S. House of Representatives recently failed to pass a farm bill and farmers are worried that the process is not plowing ahead.

The failure to pass this farm bill was a vote against the country’s hard-working farmers and ranchers, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is not very happy about the lack of progress.

"Throughout my travels, I’ve heard from the people living in rural America about what they want out of this administration: a boost in the economy, a decrease in burdensome regulations, an increase in trade and a farm bill that works for America’s agriculture community.

My message to rural America is always the same: President Trump hears you and is working to make your life better.

In the last 16 months, the policies of the Trump administration have proven his commitment to rural America and the American farmer. His pro-growth policies are fueling the economy. We’ve seen strong farm exports, illustrating worldwide demand."

The farm bill is a massive piece of federal policy that guides everything from food stamps to land conservation to agricultural research.

Farmers like Berg are still hopeful that Congress will pass a five-year farm bill this summer. At the very least, they are hoping for a one-year extension.

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