Ag Committee Letter Calls For No Farm Bill Changes


The House Agriculture Committee’s budget views and estimates letter, sent to the chairman of the House Budget Committee Thursday, calls for no changes in the 2008 farm bill as part of the budget process.

 “The current economic crisis is having broad impact on our nation and the benefits provided by that broadly supported legislation are essential to the well-being of millions of Americans. We urge the Budget Committee to take these points into consideration while crafting a responsible budget resolution for the coming fiscal year,” said Chairman Collin Peterson.

 “I encourage the Budget Committee to honor the commitments made to our producers in the 2008 farm bill,” said ranking member Frank Lucas (R-Okla.). “At a time when our country is facing an economic crisis and commodity prices are plunging, it is important that we do the best we can to provide our farmers and ranchers with the safety net they need to continue to produce the safest, most abundant food supply in the world.”

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