Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after reports that the House will bring up a one year extension of the current farm bill instead of a new, long-term bill. Yesterday, Loebsack again called on the Speaker of the House to take action on a 5 year bill.
“Opting for a one year extension of the current farm bill is another example of the Majority’s dysfunction and attempts to play politics instead of getting real work done for our economy. There must be action on a reformed farm bill that will save money and also provide disaster assistance for farmers and livestock producers who are suffering from the current drought. Congress is again kicking the can down the road. Our farmers and rural communities deserve more to help provide certainty for the long-term.”