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Unprecedented Vote Erodes Historic Bipartisan Farm Bill Support

15 July 2013

US - The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 on Thursday, 11 July.

In response to the passage of the bill, NFU President Roger Johnson said in a statement: "Today’s strictly partisan vote to pass the farm bill apart from the nutrition title undermines the long-time coalition of support for a unified, comprehensive farm bill which has historically been written on a bipartisan basis.

"NFU will continue to do all it can to get a reasonable bill through the conference process. Any final legislation must continue existing permanent law provisions and include meaningful safety net protections for both family farmers facing difficult times and the food insecure."

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