NFU Calls Out Congress on Inaction

The 113th Congress is making history for the wrong reasons - according to National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson. The House will recess on December 13th - and Johnson says the U.S. still needs a farm bill now - but Congress' lack of action on so many pieces of legislation has made them one of the least productive in history - he says. But there is still time - Johnson says - to take action and complete the far bill under the steady leadership of the Senate and House ag committees. There has been talk of passing extensions for portions of the bill - including dairy programs - Johnson says - but this approach is wasting precious time and not providing certainty or reform. He says the best approach for all Americans is to finish a comprehensive bill so the President can sign it into law this year. NFU urges the farm bill conference committee to come to a principled agreement and have a draft available for consideration as soon as possible.

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