“The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 represents the most significant reforms of agriculture policy in decades. The Senate’s farm bill will save taxpayers billions of dollars while helping America’s agricultural economy continue to grow,” Stabenow said. “By eliminating duplication and streamlining programs, the (Senate) agriculture committee was able to continue investing in initiatives that help farmers and small businesses create jobs.”
She said that it is time for reform and added that she wants to see a final farm bill from Congress before the old on expires on Sept. 30. “Agriculture supports 16 million jobs in our country, and it is absolutely critical to provide farmers the certainty they need by passing a Farm Bill this year,” Stabenow concluded.
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A copy of the Senate farm bill can be accessed on the Senate Agriculture Committee’s website.