Balance Sought at First Meeting Today to Settle US Farm Bill31 October 2013
US - The first Farm Bill Conference Committee Meeting is due to be held in Washington today, 30 October.
Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit and a conferee to the 2013 Farm Bill, will attend the conference committee’s first meeting on 30 October in the Longworth House Office Building.
He said: “As this conference committee begins the hard work of settling the differences between the House and Senate Farm Bills, it is critical to keep in mind the input we’ve received from our rural constituents. The House Agriculture Committee made this possible by holding hearings in nearly every region of the country, including my District, allowing producers to contribute by having their voices heard. This extensive outreach translated into a Farm Bill which fairly addresses the challenges producers face in the most diverse agriculture economy in the world.
“The final product must be a bipartisan bill that saves taxpayers’ money and reforms outdated government programmes. If we strike the right balance, the Farm Bill will be foundational to the success of rural communities, and American agriculture will continue to be the envy of the world,” added Congressman Crawford.
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