Ag Groups Unite in Call for House Action on Farm Bill

As agricultural groups responded to passage of the House Agriculture Committee’s farm bill – they also stressed the importance of moving the measure as quickly as possible to the House floor. On Friday – 46 ag and commodity groups joined together in sending a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to urge them to bring the legislation up for a vote. The letter noted the representation of a wide range of interests – but a united view that the bill should receive floor time and be finalized on schedule this year. The groups also expressed that an extension of the current farm bill would not adequately address the needs of farmers, ranchers, foresters, those in need of food assistance at home and abroad, conservation, rural communities or food and agricultural research. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.