The BACK THE FARM BILL Coalition held a news conference in Sioux Falls on Wednesday to announce their push for a new farm bill. South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Director Mike Traxinger says they have five basic principles guiding them. Among those, the farm bill must have a nutrition title, there be no repeal of permanent law and three others.
Traxinger says their coalition is made up of very diverse groups that have one major goal, that is getting a five year comprehensive farm bill passed and signed.
He says the coalition is not interested in partisan politics but in getting legislation passed. He says they will hold a rally at the State Fair August 31.