Ag Groups and Allies Advocate for Farm Bill Floor Time in Senate11 May 2012
US - The National Corn Growers Association and more than 120 agricultural organisations have sent a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, seeking consideration of the legislation as soon as possible to enhance prospects of completing the process this year instead of having to extend current programmes.
"This is one piece of legislation upon which all Americans depend, urban as well as rural," the letter stated. "With limited time remaining before expiration of current programme authorities, time is of the essence. While each of our respective organizations will continue to work to accomplish our key priorities, the farm bill must move forward. We urge your leadership in allowing the Senate to consider this legislation as soon as possible."
The Senate Agriculture Committee legislation reduces spending by $23 billion while maintaining a risk management programme for farmers. The bill was passed out of committee by a 16-5 vote.
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