Stabenow Highlights Need for Full House Action on Farm Bill
Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow is applauding the House Ag Committee and its leaders for keeping Congress on track to pass a new farm bill by the September 30th deadline. With action from the committee – she says House leadership should bring the bill to the floor swiftly. Stabenow notes American agriculture supports more than 16-million jobs across the nation and represents a bright spot in the naiton's economy. Failure to pass a farm bill or passing a short-term extension – she says – would lead to uncertainty and stress for American farm families and small businesses. According to Stabenow – allowing current farm policy to expire and reverting back to the policy of the 1940s or kicking the can down the road with an extension will not only hurt the economy – but represent a lost opportunity to enact major reforms in farm policy and substantial spending cuts.