On the Senate floor Monday, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D, Mich.) made a presentation on the status of the Farm Bill and the need to get the legislation passed through the House and signed into law. She pointed out that the Senate passed a version of the Farm Bill in June, but action had stalled in the House.
As she was wrapping up her remarks, former Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) also expressed additional perspective on the importance of getting a Farm Bill passed.
Sen. Harkin highlighted the significance of the nutrition title of the bill and noted that farmers had expressed concern to him over the August recess about the lack of movement on the overall farm legislation.
To listen to Sen. Stabenow’s entire presentation from yesterday, as well as the colloquy with Sen. Harkin click here:
While a key portion of yesterday’s remarks from the two Senators can be heard here: