Statement of Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst

Posted July 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Regarding Passage of 5-Year Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives

“Another hurdle was cleared today with the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a new five-year farm bill. We are concerned with the decision made by House leaders to split nutrition assistance programs from the traditional farm bill and repeal and replace permanent law governing agricultural programs. Both actions complicate negotiations with the Senate and will likely affect how farm bills are written in the future. Regardless, we remain committed to seeing a new law enacted and ask Congress to use the time remaining before the August recess to hash out the differences in the House and Senate-passed bills.”