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NFU Leader Agrees With NCSL On Need For Nutrition Title

NFU Leader Agrees With NCSL On Need For Nutrition Title

The National Conference of State Legislatures is urging Congress to reauthorize federal nutrition programs that were left out of the House farm bill. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson welcomes the news and says the NCSL Group is on the right track and that nutrition never should have been cut out of the farm bill.

Johnson says besides the NCSL backing the nutrition programs, what’s also positive coming out of this August recess is the commitment of the House Speaker to move forward on nutrition and farm bill conferees when House members return in September.

NCSL members also have concern about the federal deficit but strongly oppose accomplishing the goal of trimming the deficit through disproportionate reductions in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program.

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