NFU President Says the Farm Bill is in Boehner Hands

With the 2008 Farm Bill allowed to expire twice now - most recently this week - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is telling House Speaker John Boehner that he holds the fate of the farm bill in his hands. Johnson sent a letter urging the immediate naming of conferees to the farm bill conference committee. The U.S. Senate named its conferees for a second time Tuesday. Johnson's letter says this is an opportunity for Boehner and the House to demonstrate that Congress is still able to get things done. With the budget and debt ceiling discussions looming - Johnson says the farm bill may be the very best opportunity for any major, forward-looking legislation to pass this year. He says the country's family farmers, ranchers, fishermen, consumers and hungry citizens are depending on Boehner.

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