Ranking Member of the House Ag Committee Collin Peterson says the Senate Ag Committee’s approval of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 brings us one step closer to having a farm bill in place before the current one expires in September. He says Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Pat Roberts found a bipartisan way to move forward and the full Senate should now take action. He added the House Ag Committee should now move quickly to mark-up a farm bill.
The bipartisan tone set by the Senate mark-up gives Peterson more confidence that a farm bill can be completed this year. While he’s sure there will be differences between the House and Senate bills – Peterson expressed confidence that the differences could be worked out in conference committee.
Source: NAFB News Service