The American Soybean Association joined with more than 530 agriculture, conservation, nutrition, rural development, finance, forestry, energy and crop insurance organizations in a letter urging House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, to bring the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 back to the House floor for a vote as soon as possible.
In the letter, ASA and its fellow organizations noted the benefits of a unified farm bill and cautioned that nutrition and farm program bills may fail to pass as standalone bills.
“In our nation’s capital, where so many efforts are poisoned by party-line bickering, the farm bill has long been a resoundingly bipartisan symbol of both parties’ ability to come together to pass legislation that benefits all Americans,” said ASA President Danny Murphy.
“The farm bill supports our farmers and ranchers, and rural Americans; but it also helps our friends and neighbors in urban and suburban communities as well. That responsibility—to provide for all Americans—is one that farmers take seriously. We are proud to stand alongside such a wide range of organizations to call on the House to recommit to passing a single, unified farm bill.”
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