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Farm Bureau Statement on House Farm Bill Markup


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AFBF Staff

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

“AFBF appreciates the leadership of Chairman Thompson and members of the House Agriculture Committee for the markup and bipartisan passage of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act. The farm bill affects all of America’s families, and we’re encouraged to see the legislation progress in the House.

“We applaud the bipartisan vote after 13 hours of rigorous debate, but know that tight margins in both chambers and a crowded congressional calendar will present challenges in the next legislative steps. We urge House leaders to continue the momentum and bring this important legislation to a vote on the floor.

“We also urge the Senate Agriculture Committee to follow the lead of the House by scheduling a farm bill markup. A pandemic, high inflation, supply chain issues and global unrest all present challenges that can only be addressed by a new, modernized farm bill.

"This is an opportunity for both chambers to work to advance a piece of legislation that will pay off at every dinner table in America.”

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