Senators Give House a Farm Bill Suggestion, Peterson Disapproves

Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow and other Senators are suggesting the House bring up the Senate bill - after the House Ag Committee's bill was defeated Thursday on the House floor.

Stabenow says the House needs to find a way to get a five-year farm bill done - and the Speaker needs to work in a bipartisan way to present a bill that Democrats and Republicans can support. She says a start would be to do what she's suggesting - because maintaining the status quo means no reform, no deficit reduction and further uncertainty that slows growth in the ag industry - which she says is totally unacceptable.

House Ag Ranking Member Collin Peterson says the Senate's version would get even fewer votes than the amended House Ag Committee-passed bill that was rejected by the House.

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