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Ag Secretary Says Congress Must Complete Farm Bill This Month

Ag Secretary Says Congress Must Complete Farm Bill This Month

Farm Bill principals are expected to release a framework for long term farm legislation this week. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress needs to complete the farm bill as soon as possible. He says farmers and especially livestock producers have waited long enough for it to get done.

Vilsack says he’s confident lawmakers will complete the farm bill and ag producers and others need to hold their feet to the fire and push them until it is finished.

Vilsack says his department is anticipating Congress will pass a farm bill and the President will sign it. He says USDA is focused on implementing that new law and getting payments out as efficiently and as effectively as they can once it’s signed.

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