NMPF urges quick House action on 2012 Farm Bill

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) joined 75 other farm and agriculture groups in urging rapid consideration in the House of Representatives of the 2012 Farm Bill. In a letter sent today to the leaders of the House Agriculture Committee, NMPF urged members of Congress to act quickly on the measure before current farm law expires at the end of September.

“Farmers need certainty about farm policy as they make annual operating decisions, so it is important that we get a farm bill done this year. With the September 30th deadline looming for the current law, we are pleased that the House Agriculture Committee is working hard to get the bill completed,” NMPF wrote in the letter. The Agriculture Committee is expected to begin voting on amendments to its version of the Farm Bill starting this Wednesday.

“The farm bill is tremendously important for every single American, not just farmers and ranchers. In addition to helping farmers plan ahead and mitigate risk to survive the tough times, the bill provides critical investment in rural communities, conserves precious natural resources like soil and water, provides food for those less fortunate, and creates new sources of energy made here at home,” the letter said. It was sent to Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK), and ranking Democrat Collin Peterson (D-MN).



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Ken    
Batavia, NY  |  July, 09, 2012 at 07:27 PM

Either dump the milk supply management portion of the farm bill, or dump the whole farm bill!!!!!!

Steve    
WI  |  July, 09, 2012 at 10:55 PM

When have we heard these comments before, remember hurry up and pass obummer care. And now look at the mess that was created and we still do not know what is all in that bill except one thing is for sure there will be more TAXES. WHEN I was in Washington several weeks ago and talked to several of my congressmen from Wisconsin they all said the same thing, the big dairy coops and so called groups representing farmers they all supported the Dairy Security Act and then when they talked to the farmers themselves the farmers wanted nothing to do with this program. I think they should look at this program very carefully because there could be some very bad situations that could arise and some unintended problems. It always seems they create some new program and then down the road something comes up and then it is to late to change it. Maybe they should just do nothing and we as farmers would all be better off.


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