NFU President Says Nutrition Agreement Makes Farm Bill More Difficult

National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says the House Republican leadership has taken a hardline political stance by proposing a 40-billion dollar cut to the nutrition title of the farm bill. He says this isn't progress. Johnson notes the farm bill extension expires on September 30th. Any delay beyond that date - he says - will add unnecessary uncertainty to the livelihoods of America's farmers, ranchers, rural communities and the more than 16-million people who are employed in agriculture. With time limited and few legislative days available in September - Johnson says the House Majority should stop making the farm bill even more difficult and start the conference by naming conferees immediately.

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