FarmPolicy

April 19, 2014

Farm Bill Financing Mechanisms a Key Concern

On Wednesday, Acting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Conner delivered remarks to the Agribusiness Club in Washington, D.C.

According to a transcript of his speech, Sec. Conner stated that, “The bill that came out of the Senate last week we believe sadly falls far, far short of where we need to be. The versions of the bill passed by the House and the Senate we believe are both fundamentally flawed. Neither one provides the kind of reforms that we believe represent forward-looking farm policy at a time of record strength in our farm economy. If you don’t know the numbers, get hold of those numbers. I won’t recount all of them, but they are remarkable.

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