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NFU Leader Says Nutrition Cut Makes It Harder To Finish A Farm Bill

NFU Leader Says Nutrition Cut Makes It Harder To Finish A Farm Bill

 

Last week House Republican leader Eric Cantor proposed a $ 40 billion dollar cut to the nutrition title of the farm bill. The House had already completed its farm only bill and still has to pass a nutrition title. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says that makes it difficult for the House and Senate to be able to conference a farm bill and get it completed before September 30.

Johnson says now the Senate and House are so far apart on nutrition with a $ 4 billion cut in the Senate nutrition title compared to the House’s proposal of $ 40 billion. He says the House should have just named the farm bill conferees instead of coming forward with the nutrition cut.

Johnson calls the House GOP leadership move a real missed opportunity for getting the farm bill done. Now when members come back from the August recess the House is only in session nine days before the expiration of the current farm bill September 30.

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