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Farmers Union Leader Concerned With Split Farm Bill Passing

Farmers Union Leader Concerned With Split Farm Bill Passing

National Farmers Union is concerned with the heavily partisan vote taken in the House Thursday to approve a farm bill without a nutrition program. NFU President Roger Johnson says having only one party support for the farm bill is not only unprecedented but a sign the whole system is broken.

Johnson says what the House approved has beneficial programs for agriculture but left much of what’s needed behind, that being the nutrition program.

Johnson says not only will it be a challenge to get the House farm bill conferenced with the Senate and signed by the President but an even tougher task wil be to overcome partisanship and get a nutrition only measure approved and conferenced.

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