U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today voted in favor of a five-year farm bill, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013. The bipartisan legislation passed the Senate by a vote of 66 to 27. “Tonight, I voted in favor of the bipartisan five-year farm bill,” said Donnelly. “I’m pleased that the hard work of members of both parties resulted in passage of this bill. I appreciated the opportunity to work on this legislation as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee with guidance given to me by members of Indiana’s ag community. While no bill is perfect, the farm bill that passed the Senate tonight is common sense legislation that gives farmers the certainty they need to make long-term decisions. I urge the House of Representatives to pass the farm bill to support our country’s farmers and producers. America’s ag community deserves more than the partisan gridlock that prevented a five-year farm bill from passing last year.”
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