The National Farmers Union and 531 other agriculture, rural development, conservation, financial services, energy and forestry groups asked U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over the Fourth of July week to bring the Farm Bill to the floor for another try and to keep the nutrition title a part of the bill.
“Farm bills represent a delicate balance between America’s farm, nutrition, conservation, and other priorities, and accordingly require strong bipartisan support. It is vital for the House to try once again to bring together a broad coalition of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to provide certainty for farmers, rural America, the environment and our economy in general and pass a five -year farm bill uponreturning in July. We believe that splitting the nutrition title from the rest of the bill could result in neither farm nor nutrition programs passing, and urge you to move a unified farm bill forward,” read a letter to the speaker signed by the 532 organizations.
The Ohio Farmers Union was a signatory, as was NFU and the Ohio and American Farm Burea Federations.
You may read the entire letter and view the list of signers here.