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AFBF Calls for House Agriculture Committee Passage of Farm Bill


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American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm, Food, and National Security Act.

“AFBF appreciates Chairman G.T. Thompson for his work in drafting a modernized farm bill, which we support. The Farm, Food, and National Security Act recognizes the challenges and opportunities facing America’s farmers and ranchers.

“Included in the House’s farm bill is a much-needed investment in the farm safety net, including making crop insurance more affordable, which will help farmers withstand inflation and supply costs that have outpaced current programs. New investments in specialty crop programs and research, along with preserving interstate commerce of agricultural products, will enable farmers to remain competitive in an ever-changing marketplace. Improvements to dairy programs will provide transparency, and more conservation resources will help farmers protect the resources they’ve been entrusted with. The farm bill also consists of important nutrition programs that help families facing hunger.

“Committee passage of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act would be a good start, but important legislative steps remain in this process. We thank Chairman Thompson and Ranking Member David Scott for their leadership on the House Ag Committee and encourage bipartisan passage in the House. We also call on the leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee to follow the House’s lead and begin working on text to ensure America’s families continue to have access to a stable, affordable food supply.”

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