Farm Bureau Commends Senate for Passing Farm Bill
Minnesota Farm Bureau commends the Senate for passing the Farm Bill in a bipartisan vote. Farm Bureau is pleased that the Senate bill stands firm on $23 billion in savings; protects and strengthens the federal crop insurance program; and develops a commodity title that attempts to encourage producers to follow market signals rather than make planting decisions in anticipation of government payments.
“While no farm bill is perfect, this bill includes important reforms, consistent with Farm Bureau’s core principles,” said Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap. “We applaud the Senate for moving this process forward to ensure that farmers know how to plan for next year’s cropping decisions. We look forward to working with the House, and we remain committed to ensuring farmers have the needed tools to manage risks in a fiscally responsible bill.”
Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation represents Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers help develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.
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