Farm Bill Conference Committee Members Announced

by 5m Editor
14 October 2013, at 5:20am

US - The US House of Representatives has finally made appointments for members to the farm bill conference committee.

Following the announcement of the appointments, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said: "I am pleased to see that the House has finally taken action that will move the farm bill closer to completion. There is a lot of work to be done and this is a long-awaited announcement.

"I hope the conferees will consider the needs of all family farmers, ranchers, consumers and hungry Americans throughout its deliberations, and ultimately present a five-year, comprehensive bill with an adequate safety net that can be supported by both houses of Congress and by the president for adoption before the end of the year."