Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry who’s backed the House version of Senator Chuck Grassley’s payment limits in the farm bill is concerned that provision is in trouble. Payment limits passed the farm bill in both Congressional chambers and Center for Rural Affairs Senior Associate for Ag and Conservation Policy Traci Bruckner says to keep that out of the farm bill is wrong.
Bruckner says it’s not proper to call for making SNAP cuts without limiting farm program payments.
She says while much of the payment limit opposition has come from Southern lawmakers, it’s critical farm state legislators battle to keep payment limits in the bill.
Bruckner says Midwestern farmers back payment limits and want them as part of the final farm legislation.