7/11/2013 at 12:00 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — The following statement was issued by Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach after passage of a split Farm Bill by the U.S. House of Representatives by a 216-208 vote. Veach is a cotton, soybean, corn and wheat farmer from Manila (Mississippi County).
“We are disappointed in House leadership for choosing to split the bill and repealing the permanent law status of the Farm Bill, which creates the possibility that we will never write a Farm Bill again.
“The decision by House leadership to pursue that path put members of the Arkansas delegation in a very difficult situation.
“We still have a long way to go to get to passage of a five-year Farm Bill. The challenge will be in conferencing the vastly different proposals from the Senate and the House.
“We are committed to work vigorously with our full delegation to work toward passage of a Farm Bill that provides the needed safety net that underpins Arkansas and American agriculture.”
Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy
organization of more than 200,000 families throughout the state working
to improve farm and rural life.
For more information contact:
Box 31, Little Rock 72203