New House Rule Should Pave Way for Completion of Farm Bill

30 September 2013, at 7:31am

US - The US House of Representatives has passed a rule which will relink farm and nutrition programmes. This new rule should pave the way for the completion of the farm bill within this year, according to National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson.

Mr Johnson said: "Extending the 2008 Farm Bill again is not an adequate solution. While it is obvious we will not have a completed farm bill by its expiration on 30 September, I urge House leadership to appoint conferees so that the process of conferencing the Senate and House versions of the bill can begin right away.

“NFU will continue to advocate for a five-year, comprehensive farm bill to be completed in the next month.”