Feb 04 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement upon U.S. Senate passage of the Farm Bill agreement:
"Congress has taken a lesson from farmers and ranchers and finally finished what it started. While not ideal, this bill reduces farm program and food stamp spending by $16.6 billion and provides agriculture producers with the long-term certainty they need to produce food, fiber and fuel for our country and the world. The Farm Bill provides Kansas farmers and ranchers with the strong, stable crop insurance and disaster programs they need to remain confident when facing Mother Nature.
"Considerable time and energy was put into the Farm Bill process and now is not the time to start over. This Farm Bill will give producers the certainty they need to plan and do business for the next five years. Ultimately, consumers are best served when farmers and ranchers know the rules of the game and have the support they need to continue work in one of the most high-risk professions – agriculture. However, the fight is far from over when it comes to regulatory reforms. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee I plan to keep COOL and GIPSA front and center this year. I am committed to working with my colleagues to complete the work still needed on these issues, and build on the Farm Bill’s provisions to help make certain the United States remains the most food secure country in the world."
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