For Immediate Release: NSAC Pleased with Senate Farm Bill Amendment Votes – NSAC

NSAC issued a press release last night commenting on the most recent progress in the Senate:

“The bill reported by the Committee has been significantly improved these past two days.  The Brown (Ohio) amendment provides critical funding for rural jobs and new farming opportunities.  The Chambliss amendment brings common sense conservation protections to the farm safety net to protect the natural resources on which our food security depends. The Durbin-Coburn amendment begins the process of targeting taxpayer support for crop insurance, saving money by reducing subsidies for mega farms.  The Merkley amendment starts to level the playing field for organic farmers with respect to crop insurance.  The Grassley-Johnson amendment restores payment caps to the marketing loan program, completing the historic commodity payment limit reform in the underlying Senate bill.  NSAC supported each of these amendments, and applauds the Senate for improving the bill with these important measures.  We encourage passage of the bill tomorrow and urge the House to begin its farm bill process as soon as possible, with a goal of reaching a final bill this September.  Our support for the final bill will hinge in part on the same reform issues receiving favorable support in the Senate yesterday and today.”

via For Immediate Release: NSAC Pleased with Senate Farm Bill Amendment Votes – NSAC.

Advertisements